Fully funded degree-level training for your employees
Support Scotland’s Graduate Apprentices
When you take on a Graduate Apprentice:
you can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee
you'll employ the apprentice
they learn on the job, studying at a Scottish university
they do the apprenticeship that suits your business needs
Graduate Apprenticeships can add skills and strength to your business. They'll help you:
hire new employees or encourage existing staff to thrive
add degree-level skills to your organisation
save on training costs
increase productivity and knowledge-sharing
improve staff morale and retention
meet your current and future business needs
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Search here for learning providers to deliver the apprenticeship you have chosen.
Frequently asked questions
Got any questions about Graduate Apprenticeships? You might want to know:
There are 13 different Graduate Apprenticeship types available to study at SCQF Level 9 up to SCQF Level 11.
Find out more about Graduate Apprenticeships and how they could work for your business.
Modern and Graduate Apprentices will be just like any other employee of a business, so the employer pays their wages. It’s good practice for employers to pay a salary that attracts the best people – find out more about the Living Wage. Remember employers must meet National Minimum Wage guidelines for apprentices.
The apprentice should also have full access to any facilities or benefits that you provide for other staff.
The type of funding you'll be able to access depends on the type of apprenticeship.
You can also contact your local authority to see if there is any other funding available to support recruitment or wage costs.
A Graduate Apprentice employer meets with the learning provider, also known as the delivery partner, to agree the structure of the Graduate Apprentice programme. This includes:
time spent at university
projects that will need to be supported in the workplace
The employer also:
attends regular meetings with the delivery partner and the Graduate Apprentice, who is their employee
mentors the Graduate Apprentice and gets involved in training and assessment elements, as agreed with the learning provider
The role of the employer depends on the individual partnership between the employer and the university, college or other learning provider.
Search for publications
You can find apprenticeship frameworks, programme conditions, specifications and more which you'll need as a learning provider or employer.
Employer guidance and support
We’ve created guidance to help you recruit and employ a Graduate Apprentice.
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Advertise an apprenticeship vacancy in our Employer account area. If you don't have an account with us already, it's quick and easy to register.
Want to chat to our team?
Contact our specialist advisers online or call our employer helpline on 0800 783 6000.