Graduate Apprenticeships - January start dates NOW available in Data Science, Software Development and IT Management

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

As Scotland's technology community continues to grow rapidly, digital skills are becoming highly sought after in the marketplace.

We're now delighted to be able to offer NEW January start dates across our Data Science, Software Development and IT Management for Business programmes.

Here's a reminder of the compelling benefits that GAs provide:

  • 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 by Skills Development Scotland
  • They address Scotland’s critical skills needs
  • Work-based learning approach ensures practical application in the business environment
  • They are an excellent way to recover the Apprenticeship Levy an organisation may already be paying

An overview of the programmes available

Our Graduate Apprenticeships build skills for the Digital Age. We offer the following programmes:

BSc (Hons) Data Science

  • The demand for data talent is growing as businesses become much more data driven. Our BSc (Hons) Data Science Graduate Apprenticeships programme, not only builds data skills, it also develops talented people with hands-on, work-based experience.
  • Data Science sits at the intersection between Computer Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning), Mathematics (including Advanced Statistical methods) and selected areas of Engineering. 
  • Successful completion of the programme will allow the graduate to become a data science engineer, enabling their company to benefit from up to date knowledge and skills in this key area. 

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BSc (Hons) Software Development

  • This programme is designed to provide a solid foundation in computing and the necessary applied skills.
  • It includes object-oriented web programming, writing algorithms and understanding fundamental database programming and management, as well as network security. 
  • The programme helps develop highly skilled employees in the following areas:
    • Software Development and Testing;
    • Web Development;
    • Database Architecture and Development.

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MA (Hons) IT Management for Business

  • The IT Management for Business programme degree develops specific skills and knowledge of information technology,
  • The course is designed to enable the participants to play a key role in the management of IT infrastructure, strategy, operations and projects within their organisation 
  • The programme helps develop highly skilled employees in the following areas:
    • IT Consultancy
    • IT System Operation
    • IT System Management
    • IT Network Planning and Control
    • IT Project Management

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Why Heriot-Watt University?

Heriot-Watt is one of the country’s leading providers of Graduate Apprenticeships, and we have 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.

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