Graduate apprenticeships

The School of Computing Science is the first discipline within the University of Glasgow to embark upon Graduate Apprenticeships – new work-based-learning degree programmes offered in partnership with employers. We will a launch new four-year Software Engineering degree in October 2019. The new programme has been developed through extensive consultation with employers to ensure that it that meets the needs of industry.

Our programme will be a degree of equivalent standing to our existing undergraduate degree programmes. Graduates from the School of Computing Science are highly sought after by employers.  Feedback from employers tells us that our graduates are adaptable and able to contribute quickly and effectively to their businesses.

How do I get involved?

Prospective Students

To be kept informed of Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities for prospective students, please register your interest. You might also wish to read our .

If you would like to speak to someone about applying for a GA in Software Engineering, or want to find out more about the content of the courses, please contact the Graduate Apprenticeship team:




To be kept informed of opportunities for employers around Graduate Apprenticeships at the University of Glasgow, please register your interest.

If you would like to speak with someone regarding GAs in Software Engineering for your business, please contact:

Claire Johnston, Employer Liaison Officer for Graduate Apprenticeships


What are the benefits for employers?

  • Access to a new and additional pool of talent. 
  • An opportunity to be part of the process that shapes the skills of their staff by working in partnership with a respected education provider.  
  • The fees associated with the degree programme are paid by Skills Development Scotland and the European Social Fund.
  • A means by which larger employers paying the “Apprenticeship Levy” can gain value from their contribution to apprenticeship activities in Scotland.
  • A stronger working relationship with the University, giving greater access to the skills, knowledge and expertise of a world-leading research-intensive institution.

What are the benefits for students?

Apprentices have the opportunity to gain a new qualification at the same level as those studying traditional degree programmes, while applying their learning and gaining valuable experience in a work environment immediately, plus earning a salary. School leavers and those contemplating a career change, will have the ability to earn while they study.