Skills Development Scotland has awarded Heriot-Watt University funding for 25 places on each of the 3 Graduate Level Apprenticeships for entry in 2017 in the key areas of:

  • IT Management and Business;
  • IT Software Development;
  • Engineering, Design and Manufacturing.

Why apprenticeships?

The programmes are designed specifically to meet the needs of business, bringing together our academic expertise and real world experience, transferring knowledge for mutual benefit.

How does it work?

The Graduate Apprenticeship scheme provides flexible, work-based learning and is open to existing employees and new recruits. Apprentices will continue to work for your organisation and will be required to spend up to a week on the Heriot-Watt campus in Edinburgh over a 12 month period.

The work-based learning is part of the approved apprenticeship framework. Apprentices will develop and demonstrate their new skills in the work place.

How will the programme be delivered?

Study will include standard classroom sessions with other apprentices taught by our leading academics and industry experts, as well as via online learning modules, directed learning and work based projects.

What is the learning?

We will work with employers to devise a project and identify desired outcomes for the mutual benefit of the individual and business.

Each apprentice will have a dedicated academic supervisor and we will arrange regular supervisory meetings, either on-site or via conference call or skype.

What is the qualification attained?

Successful apprentices will be awarded a BHons degree in their chosen field of study.

How are the apprenticeships funded and will my organisation have to contribute?

These positions are fully funded and there is no charge to either employer or apprentice.

Find out more

If you are interested in participating in the scheme, please contact us on and we will get in touch with you direct.