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Graduate Apprenticeships (Scotland)

The Open University offers Graduate Apprenticeships in Software Development, IT: Management for Business and Cyber Security to employers in Scotland. The apprenticeships are funded by Skills Development Scotland and are available to new and existing employees 16 years of age and over.

Your organisation can utilise these new programmes to plug crucial digital skills gaps and ensure you have the talent to manage future technological changes.

Through tutor-supported online learning, apprentices can flex learning around their work schedule, reducing time away from the workplace. Skills learnt as they progress through the programme are immediately embedded into the workplace, giving an almost instant return on investment.

We offer four work-based learning programmes:


How Graduate Apprenticeships work

In this video, The Open University in Scotland’s Depute Director Marie Hendry, and Janet Hughes, OU Staff Tutor, explain how Graduate Apprenticeships work, and how they help employers address digital skills gaps.

As a member of their Employers’ Apprenticeship Advisory Group, Scottish Ambulance Service has been involved in the development of the OU’s Graduate Apprenticeships programmes in Cyber Security and Software Development.  This has given us first-hand experience of the OU’s proactive approach to employer engagement in relation to curriculum design and development, and their commitment to creating staff learning and development opportunities that meet the needs of industry, which are also responsive to skills shortages and align with Scottish Government priorities.

John Baker, ICT General Manager

For a more detailed look at our Graduate Apprenticeships download our brochure.  Alternatively, you can visit our FAQs for more information.

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