Graduate Apprenticeships are a ground-breaking initiative, creating degree qualified employees with key skills tailored to the needs of business.


What are Graduate Apprenticeships?

Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) are aimed at anyone over the age of 16 who lives and works in Scotland. GAs enable employers to upskill their workforce – either new or existing employees – to meet the growing demands of business, allowing them to gain new qualifications whilst remaining in paid employment. 

They have been created to address skills needs in wide range of key growth sectors in the Scottish economy.




The benefits to business

Research has shown that GAs are proven to deliver tangible business benefits, including increased productivity, talent development and retention, improved service delivery and staff engagement. 

Here's just some of the ways they can help an individual and a business:

  • They are a great way to attract new talent to a company or to upskill and reskill existing employees 
  • All degree programmes are fully-funded - meaning there are no additional costs to the employer or the employee
  • The programmes are designed by industry and employers to develop skills tailored to the needs of business
  • Work-based learning approach ensures practical application in the business environment
  • They are an excellent way to recover the Apprenticeship Levy the company may already be paying

What GA programmes are available at Heriot-Watt?

We offer a broad range of programmes - from traditional engineering and construction through to digital based programmes designed to build skills for a more technology-based economy. Read on to find out more details.

We're the top-ranked Scottish University for Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering (source: The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), and we have the following courses available:

Skills for the Digital Age are highly sought after in the marketplace. We're ranked Top Quartile for Computer Science in the UK (source: Complete University Guide 2022) and the following courses are available:

As we emerge from COVID-19 and the modern business world becomes increasingly dynamic, understanding the way businesses and organisations operate and how they make key decisions, is crucial. We're ranked Top Quartile for Business and Management in the UK (source: Complete University Guide 2022) and we offer the following courses:

Interested in finding out more?

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Why Heriot-Watt?

We are a world-leading university with 5 campuses around the globe, educating leading professionals of tomorrow and generating pioneering research. Our degrees are highly regarded for their professional relevance and we have an excellent record of preparing students for successful careers. Read more.


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