What's Data Science like?
Data scientists help businesses make decisions or solve problems. With a Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science, you’ll prepare for a career in a fast-paced sector.
You might use:
You’d then present your results to help make predictions or find solutions to problems.
We've worked with colleges, universities and industry employers to create this qualification. You'll gain the skills and knowledge the industry expects from a graduate - and earn yourself a degree.
You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10. When you complete it you'll achieve the following qualification(s):
BSc (Honours) degree in Data Science at SCQF Level 10
A Graduate Apprenticeship is much more than getting a degree. Because it’s work-based, you’ll also gain a range of useful experience and skills such as:
understanding an organisation’s data strategy and why it's important
sourcing, collecting and integrating data
techniques such as machine learning, data mining and forecasting
research methods and statistical techniques, such as hypothesis testing
the principles and advantages of machine learning
specialist data analytical tools and how they're used
how data science can improve an organisation’s processes and outputs
communicating meaning from data
how data science operates within data governance and security
project management methods
The key content areas in the Data Science: SCQF Level 10 Graduate Apprenticeship are:
Machine learning and artificial intelligence
Business insights through data science
Data protection and ethics
Data science professional skills and behaviours
Your Graduate Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
working with others
These skills are crucial for your future life and career as they help you to:
cope and excel during change
collaborate with others
You could find employment in roles such as:
machine learning engineer
data insight analyst
Entry requirements for Graduate Apprenticeships vary by course and institution.
Each vacancy advert tells you what qualifications you need to start the apprenticeship. Or you can contact the university for guidance on entry requirements.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll study at university about 1 day a week. When you complete the apprenticeship you’ll have achieved an honours degree.
How long will it take?
A Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10 (honours degree level) will take up to 4 years to complete.
You might complete the apprenticeship in a shorter time. That's because the format means you can attend university outwith term times.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.