The Open University is launching Graduate Apprenticeships in Software Development and Cyber Security to employers in Scotland. The apprenticeships are funded by Skills Development Scotland and are available to new and existing employees of all ages.

The Open University is delighted to be offering three new work-based learning programmes:

  1. IT: Software Development GA (undergraduate honours degree – SCQF Level 10)
  2. IT: Cyber Security GA (undergraduate honours degree – SCQF Level 10)
  3. IT: Cyber Security GA (postgraduate master’s degree – SCQF Level 11)

Your organisation can utilise these new programmes to plug crucial digital skills gaps and make sure you have the talent to manage future technological changes.

Through tutor supported online learning, apprentices can flex learning around their work schedule, reducing time away from the workplace. Skills learnt as they develop through the programme are immediately embedded into the workplace, giving an almost instant return on investment.

Apprenticeships help organisations to:

  • Attract and develop new talent
  • Upskill and reskill existing staff – improving performance and retention
  • Develop a more dynamic and productive workforce

The Open University been enabling people in work to develop skills and improve their career prospects for decades and more than three quarters of OU students in Scotland are in employment. Their apprenticeships offering builds on this experience, providing high quality work-based learning that has organisational impact. Applicants will start in October 2018.