Graduate Apprenticeships (SD, ITMB & Cyber- Cohort1)

  Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) are undergraduate degrees in which the students are in full-time employment, studying on campus one day per week. In September 2017, Edinburgh Napier’s first cohort of apprentices began degrees in Software Development, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology Management for Business. Apprentices complete their honours degrees in four years. This is achieved by running modules through the summer and through Professional Practice modules: work-based learning, completed in the workplace. The School of Computing is investigating these innovative degrees, through a series of research projects. The first study explores the apprentices’ experience of the new degrees, focusing on their motivations, self-identity, and the challenge of balancing employment with their studies. This is contextualised by gathering parallel data from undergraduate students studying similar subjects.
ENU is delivering Graduate Apprenticeships with support from Skills Development Scotland and the European Social Fund.

  • Start Date:

    1 January 2017

  • End Date:

    31 August 2021

  • Activity Type:


  • Funder:

    Skills Development Scotland

Project Team