Become a Graduate Apprentice
Our courses start annually in August-September. Graduate Apprenticeships fill up quickly, so apply now!

Who Can Apply?

To meet residence conditions you must have settled status and have been living in the UK for three years immediately before the start of your course.  You must also reside in Scotland and be over 16 years of age on the day your course starts, however there is no upper age limit.

You can either be in employment or apply for a suitable vacancy. If you are already working, proof of employment is required as part of your application.

Applicants must also have relevant qualifications and/or work experience, you can find out more about entry requirements on our GA course listings.

Already have a degree? You can still apply for a Graduate Apprenticeship, as long as you don't already have a similar degree in your chosen subject area.

Contact our Graduate Apprenticeship team

Contact our team to begin your Graduate Apprenticeship journey.

How does it work? 

While on the GA you spend 80% of your time in work and 20% in university lectures and tutorials. As you progress through the apprenticeship, more of your job role is used to gain credits for your degree. The blend between work and learning means you get your degree in a maximum of 4 years, the same as an on-campus course.

You will be supported through mentorship from both the University and your employer to advise on all aspects of study and work. Regular progress meetings are also held between you, your employer and the university.

Assessments are through a mixture of class tests, exams, reports and individual & group projects, all while blending work and learning as much as possible.

You can apply directly through the Apprenticeships Scotland website for the latest vacancies. If you are already employed, get in touch with the Graduate Apprenticeship team at Edinburgh Napier and we can discuss options with you and your employer.

Note: all applications must meet SAAS eligibility criteria. Visit the SAAS website for more information.

Search and Apply for Vacancies

Search and apply for Graduate Apprenticeships on  You’ll need a CV, and we recommend checking the website regularly for new vacancies.

Already in work?

Get in touch with us and we can arrange a chat. You will need support from your employer, and your job role must be relevant to your chosen subject area.


Completed a Modern Apprenticeship?

If you've completed, or on track to complete, a Modern Apprenticeship in a similar subject, you can apply to continue your learning by studying a Graduate Apprenticeship.  You can do this either by applying for a vacancy with a new employer, or by asking your current employer if they’ll support your doing a GA.  If applying through current employment, please contact us on to arrange a chat with you and your employer.
During application, we will ensure that you join your chosen course at the right level, recognising any prior learning undertaken on your MA.

Completed a Foundation Apprenticeship?

We accept Foundation Apprenticeships, in combination with other suitable academic qualifications, for entry onto our Graduate Apprenticeships.  In addition to accepting on-campus degrees in all subject areas, we offer enhanced recognition if you’re applying for a Graduate Apprenticeship in a similar subject area as your Foundation Apprenticeship.

All Foundation Apprenticeships are recognised as 1 Higher A by the university, and if you’re applying for a GA in the same subject area, your Foundation Apprenticeship will be recognised as 2 Highers B.