Graduate Apprenticeships

Work in full-time, paid employment whilst studying for your degree.

Did you know that 72% of Scottish employers think job applicants lack technical, practical or job specific skills?  Why not give yourself a competitive advantage by building the skills and knowledge these companies need through work based learning?

Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) were created and developed by Scottish Universities in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and industry.  They provide you the opportunity to be in full-time employment whilst also studying for an Honours Degree. You can either look for a new job or enrol through your current employer, and there are no fees to pay for you or the employer for the duration of the course.

The programme is available to people currently living and working in Scotland.  There is no maximum age limit, and apprentices spend approximately 80% of their time in work.

Graduate Apprenticeships are designed to benefit both the apprentice and Scottish businesses.  What you do in work counts towards your degree, allowing you to concurrently develop your academic knowledge and skills development in the workplace.

Edinburgh Napier University will be running programmes in Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment and Business from September 2018 on day release basis.  Apply now to be kept informed of upcoming opportunities or contact Scott Killen on 0131 455 2312 or for more information.

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I chose Edinburgh Napier as it was the only Uni offering the day release through GLA. I wouldn’t be able to go back to being a full time student financially.

Sam Kerr

IT Service Desk Coordinator, Anderson Strathern

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

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10 Colinton Road
EH10 5DT

0131 455 2412