Learn while you earn and get a degree
How does a Graduate Apprenticeship work?
As a Graduate Apprentice, you’ll:
work, earn and learn – you'll be employed by a company
study for part of your week at university
get an Ordinary or Master’s degree
combine work and study for 2 to 5 years
choose from 13 different apprenticeships
A Graduate Apprenticeship is a brilliant way to get a degree and get paid – you'll:
earn a wage while you learn
get a mix of work and uni life
gain valuable workplace skills
increase your confidence, resilience and social skills
work with a wide range of people
understand your interests and talents
enhance your career opportunities
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Frequently asked questions
Got any questions about Graduate Apprenticeships? You might want to know:
There are 13 different Graduate Apprenticeship types available to study at SCQF Level 9 up to SCQF Level 11.
Graduate Apprentices can get a range of qualifications, depending on the apprenticeship. They range from SCQF Level 9 (Ordinary degree level) through to SCQF Level 11 (Master’s degree level).
The qualification a Graduate Apprentice gets at the end is the same as the one they would get on a regular course with a university.
To become a Graduate Apprentice, you should be at least the the legal age to leave school in Scotland. You can apply before you leave school or any time after that. You must have left school before you start the apprenticeship.
There’s no maximum age for applying to be a Graduate Apprentice.
To read all eligibility rules about applying for a Graduate Apprenticeship, check out the SAAS website.
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