Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) provide fully funded structured training to degree and MSc level for full-time employees – a great way to upskill your staff and make your business more productive.

In March 2017, RGU confirmed our GA offering. Following the successful launch of the two inaugural courses, IT Management for Business and Software Development for Business, we have been awarded a further 135 fully-funded Graduate Apprenticeship places spread across a range of disciplines including construction, engineering, business management and IT.

GAs enable participants to earn their degree while working and are delivered in partnership with their employers over the course of four years.

Developed by Skills Development Scotland, in response to employer demands, GAs: 

  • Address national skills shortages in key areas, such as digital technology
  • Allow employers to shape their workforce in line with business demands
  • Offer a high value, low cost option for employers to retain and upskill staff

Our GAs

Shape the expertise of your workforce and develop the skills you need by enrolling existing employees or offering new recruits a place on our GA programmes.

RGU has 135 fully funded places over seven GA courses. Each course starts in September 2018, with more details available over the coming months.

Available courses

BSc (Hons) Software Development for Business

BSc (Hons) IT Management for Business

Courses in development

  • BSc (Hons) Construction: Built Environment
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering: Design & Manufacture
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement & Control
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Management: Financial Services

Case Studies

Read about how Aberdeenshire Council is reaping the benefits of Graduate Apprenticeships.

13, February, 2018 Aberdeenshire Council reaping the benefits of Graduate Apprenticeships

Nigel Jones

Aberdeenshire Council began working with Robert Gordon University (RGU) in 2016 in the early development stages of the Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) scheme.  

13, February, 2018 Decision to enrol on Graduate Apprenticeship was a life-changing one for Olta

Olta Sema

Enrolling to do a Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) at Robert Gordon University (RGU) was a life changing decision for Olta Sema, a member of the Applications Solutions team in the ICT department at Aberdeenshire Council.  

13, February, 2018 Once in a lifetime experience helps Tom’s work and education aspirations

Tom Fensome

Enrolling as a Graduate Apprentice (GA) at Robert Gordon University (RGU) provided the perfect opportunity for Tom Fensome (24) to continue his education while working as a member of the Applications Solution team at Aberdeenshire Council.  


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