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Lothian teams up to offer software development degree apprenticeship

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Lothian Buses has today announced a new partnership with Heriot Watt University and Skills Development Scotland to offer a junior web developer graduate apprenticeship.


Gaynor Marshall, Lothian’s communications director, says: “As Lothian continues to grow and evolve, it is vital that we future proof our business to allow us to be at the forefront of technology for the benefit of all of our customers. Our digital platforms are built in-house and managed on a day to day basis by our own team of dedicated technical specialists. 


“In a first for our business we are delighted to be able to partner Heriot Watt University and Skills Development Scotland to offer a four-year apprenticeship which will allow us to develop new talent and further expand our creative team.”


The apprenticeship degree provides flexible, work-based learning and is open to existing employees and new recruits. Apprentices continue to work full time, and are required to spend approximately one day each week on the Heriot-Watt campus in Edinburgh over four years. At the end of the course, the employee will be awarded a BSc (Hons) software development for business.


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