Minister helps to launch new Graduate Apprenticeships
Published On Mon 12 Mar 2018 by Grant Hill
Joe Fitzpatrick, MSP for Dundee West and Minister for Parliamentary Business, helped launch new Graduate Apprenticeship courses at the University of Dundee when he visited campus today.
Applications are now open for a total of six Graduate Apprenticeship programmes at Dundee.
Mr Fitzpatrick visited the University’s Queen Mother Building to meet with Graduate Apprentices on existing programmes. The initiative is supported and fully funded by Skills Development Scotland with the aim of equipping students with higher levels of academic learning and accreditations to help them progress as professionals and meet the needs of industry.
For 2018, the second year of the national Graduate Apprenticeships scheme, Dundee have added new degree programmes in Business Management and Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control.
Dr Karen Petrie, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching in the University's School of Science and Engineering, said, “We’re delighted to host Joe Fitzpatrick MSP here today and provide an opportunity to really showcase how the apprenticeships benefit both industry and staff.”
“This kind of work-based learning offers great opportunities for people to develop the skills that our industrial partners are looking for, and strengthens the links between the University and business.”
The Graduate Apprenticeship degree programmes launched last year are:
- Civil Engineering
- IT Management for Business
- Engineering, Design and Manufacturing
- IT Software Development
To find out more about Graduate Apprenticeships at the University please visit https://www.dundee.ac.uk/industry/graduateapprenticeships/.
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