Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) are a ground-breaking initiative, creating degree qualified employees with key skills tailored to the needs of business. It is a way to study towards a degree while remaining in full-time employment. They are ideal for someone looking to upskill or retrain and are trying to enhance their career prospects.
What are they and who can apply?
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. GAs 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.
A Graduate Apprentice has traditionally spent approximately 80% of their time in work and 20% in university. To provide additional flexibility for employers and students, we're delighted to confirm that all our programmes will remain accessible remotely. Learners will have the option to attend campus (depending on any restrictions in place) or to access learning from their workplace or home.
Our Graduate Apprenticeships are developing skills for the Digital Age. We're ranked top quartile for Computer Science in the UK (source: Complete University Guide 2022) and we currently offer the following Graduate Apprenticeship programmes focusing on building digital skills:
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?
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