Human Resources

Modern Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to start or enhance your career. Find out more about an Apprenticeship at the University of Edinburgh.

What is a Modern Apprenticeship? 

Laura Ferguson, Mechanical Engineering MA

A Modern Apprenticeship is paid employment which provides you with the opportunity to gain experience and work towards a qualification. A Modern Apprenticeships at the University can offer you a fantastic opportunity to start or enhance your Career. 

Modern Apprenticeships at the University are available in administration, accountancy, lab work, landscaping, computers & ICT, and many other areas. 

How do I apply? 

All apprenticeships will be advertised on our jobs page and directly by our selected training providers.   

University Job Website 

Making your Application 

To make the best application, we recommend the following: 

Do your research: 

  • Your application needs to show what skills and personal qualities you can bring.   

  • Your application should make reference to the University, department and job you are applying for. 

Map out your experience: 

  • Think about your experiences, achievements and the lessons you’ve learned.   

  • Your education is not the only area we are interested in.  Use any work experience, outside interests, sport or voluntary work to show the breadth of your skills, enthusiasm and energy 

I think that the opportunities and experience the University offers are invaluable.  Getting my foot in the door at the University has been the best thing I have ever done.

Administrative Assistant (HR)Modern Apprentice - Centre for Open Learning


Meet our Modern Apprentices

Hear from some of our Modern Apprentices about their apprenticeships and why they are enjoying working at the University.