A major Glasgow employer is helping to create the next generation of technology professionals as it launches a Graduate Apprentice Scheme.
The Student Loans Company (SLC), which employs 1,700 people in Glasgow, has six opportunities for graduate apprentices who will gain a degree in software development and learn on the job as they work as part of the SLC team.
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Based in the company’s technology group, the apprentices will help to develop the systems and software the Student Loans Company uses to deliver student finance across the UK.
As part of the apprenticeship, they will split their week between work and study – undertaking a degree programme at the University of Glasgow which has been designed with input from the organisation.
Lyndsey Gaja, SLC’s organisational design and development manager, said the programme will build on its successful Modern Apprenticeship programme and that the organisation is working toward creating more opportunities for graduates in tech-focused roles.
“The Graduate Apprenticeship programme is an exciting development for SLC and demonstrates our commitment to investing in colleagues to help them develop and grow,” she said.
“The roles are in key areas of the business and are part of our strategy to create the knowledge and ability we need for the future,” Gaja added. “The programme builds on our successful internship and Modern Apprenticeship programmes and we continue to work towards identifying even more opportunities to develop talent within our workforce.”
The closing date for applications is the 20th of August.