Graduate Apprenticeships

Fully funded degree-level training for your employees

Graduate Apprenticeships offer a high level of academic and industry accreditation, combined with experience in the workplace. They’re great for businesses with specific skills needs, and have been developed in partnership with employers like you. Apprentices will work for you 80% of the time, dedicating 20% of their time to developing skills at university or college.

  • Suitable for new and existing employees 

  • Apprentices learn on the job, supported by Scotland’s top universities and colleges

  • Designed by your industry to meet specific business needs

  • Develop and retain skilled employees  

  • Improve productivity, morale and staff retention  

Get started

Whether you're hiring someone new, or up-skilling an existing employee, use the information below to get your business involved. 



Choose an apprenticeship

Choose an apprenticeship that matches your business aims, and connect with learning providers who are currently delivering the programme.  


Plan the work

Learning providers will help you determine your entry requirements and timescales for recruitment. 



It’s fast and easy to post your vacancy with us. You’ll select the right candidate for your organisation and liaise with your chosen learning provider to keep them up to date.  

Support for employers

We’ve created guidance that will help you maximise the benefits of an apprentice to your business.  

Support for employers


We've pulled together answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Graduate Apprenticeships. 

Read our FAQs

Who's involved

The universities and colleges helping to deliver Graduate Apprenticeships.

Skills Development Scotland is delivering Graduate Apprenticeships with support from European Social Fund.

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