Did you know 72% of Scottish employers think job applicants lack technical, practical or job-specific skills? A Graduate Apprenticeship helps you build the skills and knowledge that Scottish industries need. You'll work, get paid and achieve a degree – even up to masters level. You'll spend most of your time learning on the job but will also be a student at a university or college.
You'll be in a job and get paid
You'll gain your qualification with a respected university or college
You'll be putting your learning into practice right away, solving problems on real world projects
Your work counts towards gaining your qualification, so you could gain your degree faster
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In order to apply, you must be resident in Scotland before you start your Graduate Apprenticeship. The premises you work in must also be located in Scotland. As part of your application, you'll have to show that you have the right to live and work in Scotland.
There's no upper age limit on Graduate Apprenticeship. You can apply if you're 16 or over. Some vacancies might be for ages 18 and over, because of health and safety requirements.
From 2021, all Graduate Apprentices must apply directly to SAAS for funding. For more information on how to apply, visit https://www.saas.gov.uk/full-time/graduate-apprenticeships
Even if you've already done a degree with SAAS funding, you could still do a GA – if it's a higher level of qualification in the same subject or a career change to something new. So, if you're looking to learn while you work this could be the perfect opportunity.
Already in work? You can complete a GA as an existing employee, too. You could discuss this option with your employer.
We've pulled together answers to some frequently asked questions about Graduate Apprenticeships.
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If your apprenticeship has been affected by COVID-19, Skills Development Scotland - Scotland's career service - is here to offer you the career information, advice and guidance you need.
If you're a Graduate Apprentice, you should follow guidance from your learning provider and your employer.
If you have been made redundant due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help. Contact our PACE redundancy-support team on 0800 917 8000.
Please read our COVID-19 FAQs for regular updates. You can also visit My World of Work for employment and redundancy support.