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Graduate apprenticeships

Are you interested in studying towards an honours degree while earning a full-time salary?

Maybe you’ve just finished school and are looking to start your career and earn money rather than do a traditional undergraduate degree at University?

Or perhaps you’re an existing employee looking to increase your career opportunities?

Then a Graduate Apprenticeship could be the ideal solution. It provides a unique combination of 80% work-based learning and 20% academic study, enabling you to earn while you learn.

Boost your long-term career

Here’s why Graduate Apprenticeships can kickstart your career…

  • Not only do you earn while you learn, the degrees are fully funded by the Scottish Funding Council meaning there are no additional costs for you or your employer.
  • Your learning can be applied in the workplace straight away.
  • You can boost your career options by building transferable, industry-recognised skills that are highly valued by employers.
  • You can achieve the degree in the same timescale as a normal undergraduate degree, while building up four years' work experience at the same time.
  • A Graduate Apprenticeship allows you to upskill or retrain while learning in a way that's right for your circumstances.

Choice of degree programmes covering key disciplines

We offer the following range of GA programmes:

Get in touch today!

If you’d like to discuss how a Graduate Apprenticeship could boost your career, simply register your interest by completing our short form.

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Why Heriot-Watt University?

We are a world-leading university with five 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.

We were one of the pioneers of Graduate Apprenticeships when they were launched in 2017. We’ve been at the forefront of work-based learning in Scotland for over 200 years.

Read our case study page to find out how we’ve been helping students create a successful career.

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