That said, the digital skills gap in Scotland continues to be well publicised, and its impact should not be under-estimated. According to a recent report by the Learning & Work Institute, 92% of UK organisations state that digital skills are key to success – driving growth, innovation and productivity.
However, over one in three employers also say that their workforce lacks the advanced digital skills that they need. This growing digital skills gap is something that is echoed in our discussions with our employer partners.
We’re increasingly seeing companies using Graduate Apprenticeships to upskill and reskill existing employees and attract new talent.
Our Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) have been designed to fill critical data and digital skills gaps. They offer a unique combination of work-based and academic learning, creating degree qualified employees with skills tailored to the needs of business. Here’s a reminder of the key benefits:
If you’re interested in joining the growing number of employers using Graduate Apprenticeships to develop key digital skills, get in touch today. Just complete the short form opposite and a member of the team will get straight back to you.
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Heriot-Watt has a strong reputation for digital-related degrees. We're ranked 3rd in Scotland and 9th in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems (source: Guardian Good University Guide 2023) and the following courses are available:
BSc (Hons) Data Science
BSc (Hons) Software Development
Why Heriot-Watt University?
Heriot-Watt has a proud tradition of industry-focused education. Our degrees are highly regarded for their professional relevance and we have an excellent record of preparing students for successful careers. Heriot-Watt is consistently ranked in the top third of Computer Science departments in the UK for our research and teaching quality. Read more