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Unlock the potential of your workforce

Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) are a ground-breaking initiative, combining work-based and academic learning to create degree qualified employees with key skills tailored to the needs of your business. They have been designed specifically to fill critical skills gaps in key growth sectors of the Scottish economy.

Here’s why more and more Scottish businesses are talking on Graduate Apprentices:

  • A great way to upskill existing employees and attract new talent
  • Ideal solution to help retain key staff and improve succession planning
  • All degree programmes are fully-funded - meaning there are no additional costs to the employer or the employee
  • Programmes are designed by industry for industry
  • Work-based learning approach ensures practical application in the business environment
  • Excellent way to recover the Apprenticeship Levy the company may already be paying

Get in touch today!

If you’d like to discuss how a Graduate Apprenticeship could benefit your business, register your interest to become one of our GA employers.

Choice of degree programmes covering key disciplines

We offer the following range of GA programmes:

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 with employers like you.

We were one of the pioneers of Graduate Apprenticeships when they were launched in 2017. It built on our proud history of being at the forefront of work-based learning in Scotland. Established in 1821, we’ve been at the heart of upskilling people to take on industry challenges for over 200 years

We have a dedicated Graduate Apprenticeship team who are here to support you through the recruitment and onboarding process and beyond. The team is fully focused on using our experience and resources to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Read our case studies to find out how we’ve been helping employers develop talent.

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