As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we are helping you understand more about the apprenticeship framework in Scotland. There are three levels of apprenticeship, Foundation, Modern and Graduate. Today we are focusing on Graduate Apprenticeships.
A Graduate Apprenticeship gives you the chance to gain a degree, up to Masters Degree level, while working. They combine academic knowledge with skills development.
To undertake a Graduate Apprenticeship you must be aged 16 years or over and able to work in Scotland. Similar to any degree you will require four Highers, however applicants will be considered on an individual basis and if you are already in work, previous experience will be considered.
There are currently Graduate Apprenticeships in a range of subjects from Civil Engineering to Business Administration and Early Learning and Childcare. Several Universities offer them through distanced learning, making them suitable for people based in Orkney.
Some of the providers who offer Graduate Apprenticeships through distanced learning include:
If you are currently working, or applying for a job, ask your employer about undertaking a Graduate Apprenticeship.
You can find out more about Graduate Apprenticeships at apprenticeships.scot.