Edinburgh Napier University adds to its graduate apprenticeship scheme

EDINBURGH Napier University has announced an additional 200 new graduate apprenticeship places.

The graduate apprenticeship scheme allows for students to study for an honours degree while being in employment relative to their subject.

The new courses include civil engineering, construction and the built environment, and engineering: design and manufacture.

The civil engineering and engineering: design and manufacture courses offer 20 apprenticeship places, while construction and the built environment offers 45 places across four different learning pathways in building surveying, quantity surveying, real estate surveying and architectural technology.

Sally Smith, dean of Edinburgh Napier’s school of computing, said, “We are delighted to have more Graduate Apprenticeship places for 2020. Our previous experience shows how effective they are for employers with a need for new skills and for individual apprentices. Our apprenticeships appeal to school and college leavers, Modern Apprentices and existing employees. With our apprentices putting their skills to use immediately, both they and their employers benefit from day one.”

The university said that those completing such apprenticeship schemes will spend 80% of their time in the workplace and 20% in university – saying that the strong emphasis on work-based learning enables for a flexible learning approache.