Closing Scotland's Skills Gap: The Crucial Role of Graduate Apprenticeships



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In an article recently published on DIGIT, Robin Westacott, Associate Professor and Director of Apprenticeships at Heriot-Watt University, explores how Graduate Apprenticeships could be pivotal in closing Scotland's significant skills gap, especially in finance's digital domains like data analysis and software development.

With over 70% of employers in need of more software development talent and at least 60% seeking additional data skills, Graduate Apprenticeships offer a blend of work-based learning and theoretical study, producing well-equipped graduates for the financial services sector. This innovative approach not only fills the immediate talent void but also aligns with the industry's evolving requirements by providing practical, in-demand skills.

Read the full piece here for more insights.


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