Edinburgh Napier University has received a funding boost allowing it to pioneer two new graduate level apprenticeship programmes designed to help bridge the digital skills gap.
The university’s School of Computing has won funding of more than £1m from Skills Development Scotland that will allow it to develop the two work-based courses as a way to meet demand from employers for computing graduates.
Dr Sally Smith, dean of the School of Computing, said: “Nationally, employers have a large unmet demand for more computing graduates. These graduate level apprenticeships will be a true partnership between the tech sector in Scotland and the university and are designed to attract new talent into the sector.”
Jonathan Clark, director of service design and innovation at Skills Development Scotland added: “[The] apprenticeships have the potential to transform the way that young people access further and higher education.”