IT Software Development Graduate Apprenticeship, Edinburgh Napier University + Central Edinburgh Tech Hub

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Work in paid employment whilst studying for a BSc (Hons) degree in IT Software Development at Edinburgh Napier University

Benefits of a Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) – what is it?

This is an opportunity to undertake a fully-funded honours degree in IT Software Development at Napier University whilst in full-time paid employment with a leading software manufacturer.

Infographics is seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious recent school leaver to join the team now/prior to the start of the 2021-22 academic term.

Our Graduate Apprenticeship programme delivers an exciting, paid route for you to undertake your degree, earn a salary and gain valuable industry experience that will set you apart from your peers.

As a full-time GA, you study the same subjects as those completing a traditional full-time software development undergraduate degree, and achieve the same level of qualification over a four-year period.

The key difference is you will undertake your learning, with the additional support of a personal mentor, as a mix of classroom and workplace-based training and assessment, with day release to university – whilst engaged in a paid technical role with Infographics.

If selected for our GA programme, we will offer you a full-time employment contract whilst you complete your degree, with the opportunity for a permanent role following graduation.

Initially, you will complete 1 day per week classroom learning at university, and 4 days per week workplace learning. The balance of office versus lecture time adjusts as you progress through your degree. We also offer the opportunity for some blended home/office working, with your main base located at our central Edinburgh tech hub.

What are we looking for?

We are searching for talented, future development stars who want to learn valuable tech and coding skills using the latest Microsoft tools, gain exposure to the full software development lifecycle, and have the opportunity to gain Microsoft professional accreditations – as well as a BSc (Hons) degree in IT Software Development.

We are therefore seeking only high-achieving academic candidates who are eligible to attain entry to leading universities, but wish to take advantage of the benefits of this alternative, fast-tracked route to career success.


This opportunity is only open to students who qualify for funding via SAAS. Applicants must have lived in the UK continuously without a break for 3 years before the course start date, and EU applicants must have settled status in the UK. You must also meet the minimum education requirements.

Education requirements

To apply, you are must have achieved at a single sitting a minimum of 5 B grades at SQA ‘Higher’, or 3 B grades at CGE ‘A Level’ – including Maths. Ideally, you will also have studied Computer Science. Typically, successful applicants will have achieved grades in excess of this baseline level.

Salary and benefits

  • Salary for Graduate Apprentices is £16,000 per annum in year 1, £17,000 in year 2, £18,000 in year 3, and £19,000 in year 4 (with increments subject to meeting performance criteria), and 30 paid days’ annual holiday entitlement.
  • Opportunity for some remote/blended home and office working.
  • Modern central Edinburgh tech hub with great rail, tram and bus links – plus bike storage and a cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Investment in your professional development, with support for Microsoft accreditations.
  • Access to online learning tools and in-house tech presentations.
  • Continual support of a workplace mentor who will guide you through a structured training programme.
  • Regular complementary social activities and end of Scrum pizza!

Place of study and degree course summary

Edinburgh Napier University, School of Computing, Merchiston Campus. See further detailed course information here:

You can also email Edinburgh Napier’s GA co-ordinator at:

About us/the employer

We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and leading independent software manufacturer with an established client base that includes some of the world’s largest law firms, regulatory bodies and emergency services. We develop own-brand business software solutions to help organisations manage risk and increase efficiency.

Office location: Infographics’ tech hub, Edinburgh city centre.

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