Information for Employers

Find out more about our leading Graduate Apprenticeships and how you can partner with us to attract, development and retain emerging industry talent.

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest providers of Graduate Apprenticeships and a market leader in work-based learning in Scotland. We have formed successful working partnerships with many employers, ranging from micro-SMEs to multinational organisations.  

Graduate Apprenticeships

We are the top ranked Scottish modern university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023. Our Graduate Apprenticeships have grown rapidly, and our graduates have already made a positive impact on Scotland’s labour market.

Your apprentices will be supported through their journey with us, and have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and online learning environment.  

Benefits for your business

  • All programmes are supported and fully funded through Scottish Funding Council 
  • Attract, develop and retain the best people who understand the skills and needs of your business 
  • Apprentices apply their learning in the workplace, enhancing their skills and increasing productivity within your organisation 
  • A great way to diversify your workforce e.g. recruiting apprentices who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to go to university 
  • Personalised work-based learning allows apprentices to complete tasks and projects in work that both count towards their degree and meet organisational needs
  • Enhance working relationships with the university including with our leading academics, students and other partnership opportunities

Our success is built on strong industry partnerships. We consult regularly with our apprentices and employers through advisory groups and regular reviews to help us shape our programmes to directly meet business needs.

When you partner with us, we will support your organisation throughout, and use our experience and resources to put you at the centre of what we do. Support we offer includes:

  • Primary point of contact for both business and apprentices through our dedicated Employer Liaison Manager and Student Coordinator
  • Free recruitment assistance including support with vacancies, screening, interviews and funding & eligibility advice
  • Pastoral support through regular communication on course information, progress and performance of your apprentices
  • Support for line managers and mentors through structured training and regular online drop-in sessions
  • Dedicated university coach to support tripartite review meetings and advise on work-based learning
Get in touch

Whether you're looking to upskill personally or you're an employer looking to upskill your staff, you can contact our Graduate Apprenticeship team via the enquiry form below, or give us a call on 0131 455 6464.

Our Graduate Apprenticeship courses
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  • Civil Engineering GA" class="text-underline">Day release
  • Construction & the Built Environment GA" class="text-underline">Block release
  • Cybersecurity GA" class="text-underline">Day release
  • Data Science GA" class="text-underline">Day release
  • Engineering Design and Manufacture GA" class="text-underline">Day release
  • IT Management for Business GA" class="text-underline">Day release
  • Software Development GA" class="text-underline">Day Release
  • Cyber Security GA" class="text-underline">Distance learning