25 August 2019

GCU launches more Graduate Apprenticeships

Categories: International Financial Services District Glasgow | Published: 27/02/2019 | Views: 912
Article from www.ifsdglasgow.co.uk

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has secured £5.4million to become one of Scotland's largest providers of Graduate Apprenticeships.


The funding, from Skills Development Scotland (SDS), allows the University to offer 194 fully-funded places in business management, cyber security, software development, engineering and design, civil engineering and construction, from September 2019.


There are already 240 graduate apprentices at GCU, studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) allow people to combine work with higher education, from school leavers in their first job to experienced professionals looking to gain formal education, develop their career or retrain.


To deliver the programme, GCU is working in partnership with a range of leading employers in Glasgow's IFSD, including Lloyds Banking Group. Fiona Stewart-Knight, Assistant Vice Principal Business Partnerships at GCU, said: "GCU is committed to an outstanding student apprentice and mentor experience through excellence in teaching and dynamic collaboration with employers."


GAs have been developed by SDS in partnership with employers, universities, colleges and professional bodies to create stronger links between education and industry.


At the end of the programme, apprentices have the unique combination of relevant work experience plus a university qualification, to progress in their chosen career.

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