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10.04.18

University’s business breakfast to serve up fresh opportunities for firms

Employers and employees alike are set to benefit from the University of Dundee’s graduate apprenticeship scheme.

Graduate apprenticeships provide a new way of learning to degree-level for employees at any stage in their career, combining work-based learning with high-quality education.

Students participating in the scheme could be professionals who have no formal education and are keen to progress, or non-technical employees moving into IT, software development or engineering.

Local employers are being invited to learn more about the potential benefits of the initiative at a business breakfast hosted by the University on Tuesday 17 April.

Dundee’s Industrial Liaison Officer for Graduate Apprenticeships, Kirsty Scott, said, “Graduate apprenticeships are a new type of degree being offered by the University of Dundee.

“The programme sees businesses and public sector employers nominate employees, who are provided with a combination of work-based learning and high quality education, enabling both employers and students to benefit in a number of ways.

“The University of Dundee’s graduate apprenticeship programme will grow considerably for the forthcoming academic year.

“Funding has been made available for almost 900 graduate-level apprenticeship opportunities across Scotland as part of the expansion of the Scottish Government’s Modern Apprenticeship programme.”

Working in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland and supported by the European Social Fund, the University will offer courses in a variety of fields, including IT, engineering, and business.

This month’s breakfast will focus on IT management and software development, with a further event in May concentrating on business management.

The free event takes place at the University’s Queen Margaret Building, Balfour Street, on Tuesday 17 April from 8.30 – 10.30am.

Places can be reserved online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/it-management-and-software-development-business-breakfast-graduate-apprenticeships-tickets-44750874069.