Graduate Level Apprenticeships

The skills gap in the ever evolving IT, Digital and Cyber Security industries in Scotland is widening.  Currently 72% of employers in Scotland have reported a lack of technical, practical or job specific skills in applicants.
To help bridge this gap Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing has received funding from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to develop and deliver two new work based Graduate Level Apprenticeship (GLA) courses in Software Development and IT Management for Business

Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLA) are a work based learning alternative, providing individuals the opportunity to be in paid employment whilst gaining University level qualifications.  There is no upper age limit for entry and employers can take on new recruits or develop existing staff.

GLAs have been created in partnership with industry, allowing individuals to combine academic knowledge with skills development based on employer needs.

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Employers have an unmet demand for computing graduates. These courses will be a true partnership between the tech sector in Scotland and the University attracting new talent into the sector.

Dr Sally Smith

Dean of Edinburgh Napier’s School of Computing

For more information please call our Employer Liaison and Recruitment Manager, Scott Killen on 0131 455 2312 or email

Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Road
EH10 5DT

0131 455 2412