UWS is working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to deliver its GA programmes, which have been developed in response to demand from industry. With three out of four employers in Scotland reporting critical skill shortages that are affecting their productivity and growth, added to the fact that more than 70% of Scottish employers think that job applicants lack technical, practical or job specific skills, GAs have never been more important.
Jay Shields, Managing Director of Visual Management Systems, said: “One of the major benefits of the GA programme is the ability to develop our employees to fit with our specific requirements. It offers us the flexibility to influence our GA with real company requirements and specific problems.
“Jennifer has proven herself to be a potential key player within the development team, showing great willingness to learn and adapt within our software team.
“I can only see our partnership with UWS continuing to go from strength to strength as we are both keen to build on our close working relationship.”
The Graduate Apprenticeships offer a chance for apprentices to work with leading employers whilst studying for an Honours Degree at UWS. The UWS Graduate Apprenticeship BSc (Hons) IT: Software Development is a British Computer Society accredited degree which is mostly delivered through work-based learning. Typically students spend one day every two weeks at UWS, while the work and learning they do in their workplace counts towards more than three quarters of their degree.
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