University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Graduate Apprenticeships are supporting dozens of businesses to recruit, develop and retain talented employees.

With almost every industry sector reporting skill shortages, there has never been a better time to invest in developing the graduate level skills your business needs now and for the future. With course fees fully funded and programmes designed to maximise work based learning opportunities and minimise time away from the business, you can maximise your return on investment.

Graduate Apprentices “learn while they earn”, working towards gaining a degree at the same time as acquiring and applying industry relevant skills, knowledge and core competencies. Understanding how these are applied and relevant to your business enables Apprentices to contribute – directly and quickly – to increased productivity.

Fiona Kennedy, Industry Engagement Manager at UWS, said:

“A Graduate Apprenticeship provides the opportunity for employees to gain degree-level, industry-relevant training from experts in their field, both at UWS and in the workplace, making it a really effective option for any employer looking to develop their workforce.

Businesses investing in Graduate Apprenticeships are getting access to new talent – who are gaining academic knowledge alongside industry-relevant skills and hands-on practical experience – and are also upskilling existing employees to future-proof the business”.

To find out more about how your business can benefit from a Graduate Apprenticeship click here or email