How to Apply & 2022 Vacancies

Female Graduate Apprenticeship sat by the window

The GA Team collaborate with all our partner employers to support their Graduate Apprenticeship recruitment. We also work closely with schools, colleges and tech and youth organisations to promote the programme and will happily arrange online or in person information sessions. 

CV and Fast Track Application Service

If you are interested in applying for a Graduate Apprenticeship role we recommend you contact the UofG GA Team first. Vacancies typically go live between December and July. Applications for 2022 are now closed.

How our CV and Fast Track Application Service Works:

  1. Email stating whether you are a school / college leaver (or about to be), job changer, or whether you are looking to upskill in your current role. Please also provide a brief overview of your academic history with qualifications, or expected qualifications if still at college/school. We can check you meet the academic entry requirement. This will create a “university pre-approved status on your application”

  2. You will then be invited to submit a CV. We will provide guidance on this and we also recommend you visit the UofG Careers Service Webpages for further advice on CV and cover letter writing

  3. We will review your CV and provide feedback (as required) to ensure your application has the best chance of being selected by our employers

  4. As new employer vacancies go live we will contact you to seek your permission to put your CV forward. We may also need to ask for a short covering letter at this point and we can provide support and advice on this. Alteranatively, employers may ask you to apply direct using their recruitment portal. We can support you through this process and flag with employers you have a pre-approved academic status.

  5. Once your application has been submitted to the employers from here on the employer will contact you directly if they would like to interview you but we are on hand to help with any questions or concerns.

Why use our CV and Application Service?

Employers can be inundated with applications for Graduate Apprentice roles. You may meet all the requirements but your application may be overlooked if your academic qualifications are not immediately clear, your CV and letter are too long or too short,  or your application is not tailored to the specific role. We can help you get this right and the employer will be confident you have the right, or are on track to have the right, qualifications to apply.

Please note:

  • This service is to support and guide applicants. We do not influence employer selection beyond confirming applicants meet the academic entry requirements.
  • Some of our larger employers will ask candidates to apply direct via their own application services. However we would still recommend you contact the GA Team in the first instance so we can support you through this process.

Shaun Meekins, Barclays’ Global Head of Apprentice Recruitment: “We recognise that going to university full-time after college isn’t right for everyone – for some, they may itching to get started in their career;  for others, there may be timing or financial constraints. At Barclays, it is important to us that we give everyone the chance to reach their full potential and our apprenticeship programmes play a key part in this. Earning while they learn, the combination of hands-on experience with support through a recognised degree or professional-level qualification provides our Graduate Apprentices with a springboard into an extraordinary career in technology at Barclays. If you have a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn, we’d love to hear from you.”



Most of our 2022 Graduate Apprenticeship vacancies with our employers have been filled. However, for more information regarding 2022 or 2023 entry please contact the GA Team direct at 

Note: Our employer partners typically promote their Graduate Apprenticeship vacancies from December through to July.

The VeryConnect Graduate Apprenticeship program ensures you will benefit from the excellent career growth opportunities available to all of our team. You will be working and learning alongside people a wide range of experience: from other Graduate Apprentices, new graduates, to senior technical professionals with global experience.
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As an Apprentice, you'll join Barclays in a full-time role - doing real, challenging work from the start. You will receive training towards recognised, meaningful professional qualifications - supported at every stage by your team. From a dedicated career coach to their e-learning platform, there are endless opportunities for apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills.
Applications are now closed 

BBC BBC is recruiting both their Software Engineering and Data Science Graduate Apprenticeships. This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the world’s biggest broadcasters at the same time as studying for a degree in Software Engineering / Data Science. The BBC apprenticeship combines studying for a BSc in Data Science / Software Engineering with exciting work based placements to apply your learning. Please note BBC roles have a minimum age of 18.
Software Engineering applications are now closed
Data Science applications are now closed

Leidos UK is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation. We are looking for innovative, passionate and ambitious people to join our Apprentice Graduate Technology Programme in 2022.
Applications are now closed

Morgan Stanley
Whilst working at Morgan Stanley, you will be supported to achieve a degree in Software Development. You will benefit from theory-based learning as well as the opportunity to develop practical skills in IT, which you will apply as you gain a valuable insight into the financial industry. During the apprenticeship, you will rotate into different areas of the Technology division, in order to fulfil both your degree requirements and to ensure you have a well-rounded experience.
Applications are now closed.

Student Loans Company
An exciting opportunity for a Graduate Apprentice to join the SLC Courses Management System (CMS) Development team as a Graduate Apprentice Developer. They are looking for a curious individual who has lots of energy, enthusiasm and ideas to help ensure that SLC systems puts the customer at the heart of all design and build work. It’s a fast-paced environment and a demanding role so the right candidate needs to be agile and flexible.
Applications are now closed.

UofG IT Services
You will be working within the friendly and experienced Business Systems development team, based in the University of Glasgow’s central IT Services department which is responsible for providing key software solutions to the 8,000+ staff and 30000+ students across the University. You will be studying a 4 year degree programme towards a BSc (Hons) Software Engineering (Graduate Apprenticeship) at the University of Glasgow whilst gaining vital industry experience working as part of a team to develop and support innovative software solutions.
Applications are now closed

Wood MacKenzie
Wood Mackenzie is an industry-leading data analytics company that provides analysis and insight on the world’s natural resources with a presence all around the globe. You'll be a part of the Wood Mackenzie Software Engineering team and work alongside our engineers to deliver the innovative solutions our customers demand. You'll get experience working on the full-stack of technologies from React and Typescript in our front ends, to .Net, Java and Node in our backend and data services. You'll learn about agile best practise and work collaboratively with your team mates using paired and mob programming, and contribute to the technical decision making in the team. 
Applications are now closed 

Information on 2023 entry will be announced shortly to stay in the know email and follow us on twitter @UofGGAs.

Connor MacLaughin's story

In this short video Connor shares his early experiences on the Graduate Apprenticeship and why he chose this route over a traditional degree.

What to Expect...

This short video, created by one of our Graduate Apprentices, explains how to apply for the GA, surviving interviews and what to expect when you join.