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 be living in Scotland on the day your course starts. You must be over 16, however there is no upper age limit.
You can either be in permanent employment or apply for a suitable vacancy. If you are already working, proof of employment is required as part of your application. You are not eligible to apply if you are subject to an employment restriction and/or to a time limit on your stay in UK.
Applicants must also have relevant qualifications and/or work experience, you can find out more about entry requirements on our GA course listings.
Visit the SAAS website for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship eligibility and residence criteria.
How does it work?
Graduate Apprentices typically work full-time but must work a minimum of 21 hours per week. A full-time employee will spend 20% of their work time in academic study through a mixture of classroom attendance, work-based learning, and distance learning.
As Apprentices progress through the course, more of their job role is used to gain credit towards their final award. This is done through our Professional Practice modules, which are designed to value learning opportunities the apprentices gain in the workplace. 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.