Graduate Apprenticeships

Learn while you earn and get your degree

Graduate Apprenticeships help you build skills and knowledge that Scottish industries need. You'll learn on the job while you work towards finishing your degree at university or college. You'll get hands on experience that'll count towards your degree, while getting familiar with the world of work after studying.

  • 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

  • Designed by, and for, real employers. What you learn is relevant and right for your role.

Search and apply for a vacancy

We have the latest Graduate Apprenticeship vacancies on our site. Start your search now.

Who can apply for Graduate Apprenticeships

Photo of apprentice standing in modern office corridorYour apprenticeship will take place in Scotland and you'll need to be a resident here to apply. As part of your application, you'll also need to show 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

Already in work? You can complete a Graduate Apprenticeship as an existing employee, too.


See our frequently asked questions for Graduate Apprenticeships.

Types of Graduate Apprenticeship


Not sure which apprenticeship is for you?

My World of Work can help you explore your options. Try one of the tools below and start to find out more about what careers might suit you.

Apprenticeships are for everyone

If you have a disability or learning difficulties, you might be eligible for additional support such as Access to Work grants. Find out about what’s available and where to get advice on My World of Work.

Look out for the Disability Confident symbol on the job vacancies here on This means if you apply, identify yourself as disabled, and meet the minimum criteria, you should be offered an interview.

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Mental Health resource for apprentices

Do you have questions or concerns about your mental health and wellbeing at work? In partnership with mental health charity Penumbra, we have put together a resource to support you.

View Mental Health resource for apprentices and employees

Graduate Apprenticeships are supported by Skills Development Scotland and The Scottish Funding Council.

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