How to apply for a GA programme at Heriot-Watt

If you are employed, speak to your employer about whether they are, or plan to be, involved in Graduate Apprenticeships.

If you are a company, speak to us about signing up to our Graduate Apprenticeships.

Contact us

Register your interest by e-mailing our GA team at 


What are the entry requirements for a GA programme?

The exact entry requirements will vary depending on the programme and will be loosely tied to those for the most closely related traditional degree programme. Normally we would expect a minimum of 4 Scottish Highers or equivalent, but we recognise that there are a number of routes to be recommended for a GA programme. We will treat each potential GA student individually, taking into account any relevant work experience including any other form of apprenticeship.

To be eligible for a GA the applicant must be:

  • living and working in Scotland
  • at least 16 years old (some employers may restrict this to 18 for health and safety reasons)
  • working for an employer based in Scotland in an area related one of the programmes
  • recommended by the employer.