Information for Employers

Graduate Apprentices in the classroom

The degree programme is fully funded and open to all companies with a Software Development operation in Scotland. Our Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) in Software Engineering addresses the talent gap between supply and demand in the Scottish tech sector.

Shaping talent​

Funding for a graduate apprentice is available to upskill within your existing workforce or to recruit new talent into your company:​

  • school leavers to job changers embrace GA's creating a new and diverse pool of talent​
  • GAs are open to your current team members to upskill or re-train to meet your business need

Why our Employer Partners harness the power of GA’s:​

  • Grow talent to meet your current and future business needs
  • Shape GA skills and learning to bespoke business requirements​
  • Address recruitment needs in a competitive labour market​
  • Business succession planning​
  • Gain motivated and enthusiastic team members, bringing new perspectives to your business
  • Gain value from the Apprenticeship Levy​​
  • They are simply and easy to set up

"we have only ever operated in a learning environment, everyone is permanently learning… [our apprentice] is an exceptional learner” Kyle White, Chief Executive, VeryConnect

Why Employers choose the UofG:

We support our employers from scoping a GA role requirement through every stage of recruitment and selection. We continue to provide a robust support structure for you and your GA throughout the 4 year programme. Benefits of the GA we deliver include:

  • Unique course structure front loads teaching, enabling apprentices to contribute quickly
  • Award-winning teaching & dedicated liaison team works with apprentices and partners
  • Software Engineering degree, plus option to specialise in Data Science, Systems Engineering or Cyber Security
  • Free maths and programming summer schools increase accessibility
  • Diverse community of partners include the BBC, Barclays, Leidos, Public Health Scotland, SmarterGrid Solutions & VeryConnect

What our partners say

 * 100% recommend the University of Glasgow in delivering Software Engineering GAs

 * 100% see an ROI on their apprentices within 18 months

* 100% value our course structure, levels of communication, quality of teaching and brand reputation

 * 100% said hiring GAs supported their business to meet early career talent need

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