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Graduate Apprentice

Software Engineering

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David Scott is determined to promote apprenticeships as a valuable alternative to university.

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David’s career began with a Modern Apprenticeship at East Dunbartonshire Council. He progressed on to a Graduate Apprenticeship with Aviva and hasn’t looked back.

As a software engineer, David works on Aviva’s quote and engineering platforms. He also puts his apprenticeship experience to good use by supporting others in the business.

As well as his daily duties, David is a member of Scotland’s Apprentice Network.


Glasgow-based David has been championing apprenticeships in many ways while working for Aviva. Now, in the final year of his Graduate Apprenticeship, he is passionate about supporting other apprentices.

David is a proud member of Scotland’s Apprentice Network. This has seen him speak at a Green Skills Conference and play a role in Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

The talented apprentice also has a role on the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board. This allows David to have a say in shaping the future of apprenticeships in Scotland.

Alison McMeekin, UK Apprenticeship Lead with Aviva said: “It's brilliant to have David as an apprentice ambassador. He brings to life the benefits that apprenticeships offer. It's about championing apprenticeships at every level.”

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The future

Having gained so much from his Graduate Apprenticeship, David now wants to give back.

The former Bishopbriggs Academy pupil was recognised at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards. He scooped the Apprentice Ambassador of the Year award.

Nearing the end of his apprenticeship, David enjoys speaking to school pupils about his career journey.

He said: “I do lots of external work to promote the benefits of apprenticeships. I play a key role on the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board.

“I'm also going out to schools as an advocate for apprentices. When you talk to pupils about your own experiences as an apprentice it gives an authentic touch.”

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