This paper details the findings of a study undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University to assess the feasibility of developing an existing Graduate Apprentice programme in Civil Engineering to a MSc level. Using a mixed methods approach, data from a series of questionnaires and structured interviews (n=32) conducted with final year Apprentices at Edinburgh Napier University was reviewed relative to existing literature on Apprenticeships and Work Based Learning. Results show that the current level of satisfaction with existing provision to be high with a good level of interest in continuing study to post graduate level. This research will be of relevance to anyone involved in the development and delivery of Civil Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship programmes in Scotland and the UK.
Leitch, K., Bernal-Sanchez, J., & Macfarlane, R. (2022). Civil Engineering Graduate Apprenticeships: A feasibility study into development of an MSc programme based on review of current undergraduate provision. In Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium for Engineering Education