A Graduate Level Apprentice learns on the job, just like a Modern Apprentice.
The difference is, they're working their way towards a degree. They can even study up to Masters level.
A Graduate Level Apprentice will work for you full time, but there might be short periods when they attend university. Everything they do and learn goes straight back to the business – they work while they earn their degree.
At the moment, there are opportunities in ICT and digital technologies, and civil engineering. But this is set to expand, so it's an exciting time to get involved.
Following on from the recent consultation on the apprenticeship levy, the Scottish Government has reaffirmed its committed to the expansion of work-based learning opportunities through Foundation, Modern and Graduate Level Apprenticeships.
Scottish Ministers are committed to increasing the number of Modern Apprentices, including Graduate Level Apprentices, to 30,000 by 2020. They have expressed their strong support for the expansion of Foundation Apprenticeships, as an important part of its Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) youth employment strategy.
The Scottish Government, SDS and its partners understand the level of investment and commitment needed to meet the scale of ambition. We're confident that, by working with industry, employers, FE colleges and universities, Graduate Level Apprenticeships will become an embedded part of Scotland’s skills landscape by 2020 and beyond.
Contact us, and we'll help you discover where your business could fit in.
It's only the start for Graduate Level Apprenticeships. But the employers taking part can already see the benefits. Here's what they had to say.
'Graduate Level Apprenticeships have the potential to develop well-rounded individuals who are both academically and professionally qualified, with the skills to advance in a career.'
'Our commitment to graduate apprenticeships reflects their potential in offering an innovative new route into the industry.'
There are more than 80 types of Modern Apprenticeship. Find the one that suits your business.Take on a Modern Apprentice
Apprenticeships now let you build closer links with local schools – and start developing the workforce of the future.Find out more
From April 2017, employers with a wage bill of more than £3 million will pay an apprenticeship levy.
The levy is aimed at funding new apprenticeships across the UK.About the levy