Graduate Apprenticeships are a ground-breaking initiative, creating degree qualified employees with key skills tailored to the needs of business. It is a way for you to study towards a degree while remaining in full-time employment. They are ideal if you're looking to upskill or retrain and are trying to enhance your career prospects.
Anyone aged over 16 living and working in Scotland can apply to become a Graduate Apprentice. They have been created to address skills needs in wide rage of growth sectors in the Scottish economy. The programmes have been designed by working hand in hand with industry and employers.
Graduate Apprenticeships are split between University and work-based learning. Work-based learning is basically agreed activities in the workplace that count towards the degree in terms of learning and assessment.
The balance between work and study is about 4 to 1. But, importantly, because the two activities are integrated, you're able to complete the degree in the same time as a traditional undergraduate degree.
Our Graduate Apprenticeships are developing skills for the Digital Age. We offer the following programmes:
BSc (Hons) Data Science
BSc (Hons) Software Development
MA (Hons) IT Management for Business
If you'd like to find out more, just complete the short form opposite and a member of the team will get straight back to you. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please note you need to have an employer to be accepted on to a Graduate Apprenticeship programme. If you don't currently have one, or are new to the workforce, we recommend that you visit apprenticeships.scot, where you will find all current Graduate Apprenticeship vacancies.
Why Heriot-Watt University?
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