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Boost your employees' skills up to Master's degree level

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International experience demonstrates how degree-level apprenticeships can drive economic growth. We believe this approach can benefit employers in Scotland.

What are Graduate Apprenticeships?

They provide work-based learning opportunities up to Master’s degree level for your employees. Created in partnership with industry and the further and higher education sector, these apprenticeships combine academic knowledge with skills development.

Apprentices can progress to the highest level of professional qualifications with a range of entry and exit points from a Higher National Diploma (SCQF level 8) to a Master’s degree (SCQF level 11). The apprenticeships are part-funded by participating employers.

Why they could be for you

  • By investing in your staff through apprenticeships, you can develop your employees' skills to industry and professional standards.
  • The apprenticeships are designed around the needs of industry so what your staff learn at college or university will directly contribute to the success of your business.
  • Your staff can access higher levels of academic learning and industry accreditation, boosting the professional credentials of your workforce.
  • Graduate Apprenticeships can help you recruit, support and retain staff who want to progress academically as they work and earn a wage.

Are they available in your sector?

In 2017, there will be 19 courses available across nine of Scotland's universities and colleges. The focus will initially include four subject areas covering ICT/Digital, Civil Engineering and Engineering.

As they develop we expect more and more people will access the programme in a range of additional industry sectors.

Want to know more?

Visit apprenticeships.scot to find more on what's available and how you can get involved.

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