NHS Grampian and EnerMech have become the latest organisations to sign up to Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) pioneering Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLAs).

The work-based learning degrees, the first available in Scotland, were set up with funding support from Skills Development Scotland to address the national digital skills shortage.

NHS Grampian has signed up for four places and EnerMech for one place on the IT Management for Business course which begins next month.

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They join a number of other businesses and organisations, including local authorities, which have already signed up.

GLAs enable participants to earn a degree while working and they are delivered in partnership with employers over the course of four years.

There is a focus on workplace learning, with employers signing a collaboration agreement with RGU to set out how each partner will support the apprentice during the course.