New Graduate Apprenticeships at RGU

New Graduate Apprenticeships at RGU

Posted in Applying & Advice, Degree, News on Apr 13, 2021 by

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Robert Gordon University (RGU) has just announced their latest Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) opportunities.

The University will be able to offer over 200 fully-funded GA places for students starting in September 2021, which will include subjects such as; accountancy, construction, engineering, data science, business management.

Skills Development Scotland in collaboration with industry, further and higher education, GAs allows students to gain qualifications up to Master’s degree level while in paid employment. These apprenticeships have been created by employers and industry to fulfil the need for highly skilled employees.

RGU currently works in partnership with more than 240 businesses and public sector organisations across Scotland.

Despite the pandemic, in 2020, over 200 apprentices were enrolled in the university’s GA programmes

Donella Beaton, Associate Vice Principal for Business and Economic Development at RGU, commented: “Our GA courses have been designed to optimise time in the workplace, making extensive use of online learning through engaging content and opportunities to interact with classmates and subject experts.

“This approach is particularly relevant in the current environment where digital education has become the norm. Apprentices can immediately put their enhanced skills and knowledge into practice with the support of their employer and the University, allowing them to succeed in their role.

“This latest award cements our position as a leading provider of GAs and we look forward to working with many more businesses as we drive this innovative work-based learning model forward.”

Caitlin Mooney, who is a student studying for a Graduate Apprenticeship while working at Skills Development Scotland, said, “I knew from the beginning it would be a great experience to build my skills and knowledge, but it has exceeded my expectations. My confidence, capability and maturity has increased and so rapidly as well, I never expected to see and feel the benefits of the Graduate Apprenticeship this early on. It was the best decision I’ve ever made!”

More information can be found on RGU's website.