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What are Graduate Apprenticeships?

Graduate Apprenticeships provide a new way into degree-level study for individuals who are currently employed, or who want to go straight into work.

Introduced in 2016, they have quickly expanded to include more industries and ensure more individuals and employers can take part.

Over time, more and more individuals will get the chance to study for a degree at the same time as earning a good wage. More employers will also recognise the benefits of the apprenticeships as a key part of their recruitment and workforce planning strategy.

By investing in their staff through apprenticeships, employers can develop their workforce and support staff to build their skills to industry and professional standards.

What's on offer?

UWS has developed four Graduate Apprenticeships for September 2018:

  • BSc (Hons) IT: Software Development
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering: Design & Manufacture
  • BSc or BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
As an industry-focused University, we understand the challenges that businesses face in attracting and retaining talent in key industry sectors such as IT and Engineering. Graduate Apprenticeships will provide a wider range of opportunities for even more young people and help employers to develop a well trained, qualified and knowledgeable workforce.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Tangible business benefits

Some sectors are reporting critical skills shortages that are affecting the growth of individual organisations and the wider Scottish economy.

Graduate Apprenticeships have been developed in response to demand from industry, and are matched to industries that need young people with degree-level qualifications and real-world work experience.

By 2020, thousands of Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities will be available every year, changing the way employers and individuals access degree-level education.

UWS is delivering Graduate Apprenticeships with support from Skills Development Scotland and the European Social Fund.

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Last updated: 26/01/2018

GA Employers

Just some of the leading employers who we're working with to deliver Graduate Apprenticeships.