Graduate Apprenticeship leads to lifelong skills for Supta
A Graduate Apprenticeship in IT Business Management has developed new skills for Supta Das, boosted her confidence and even inspired her colleagues.
Adults and Graduate Apprenticeships
In her role as IT Partner Management Analyst at Scottish Water, Supta completed her Graduate Apprenticeship alongside raising her family and would recommend it to parents or carers considering re-entering the workforce.
Supta, from Edinburgh, said: “I always say, learning has no age! If you get the opportunity, you should do a Graduate Apprenticeship. Don’t let family commitments hold you back – I hope I can motivate people and show them it’s possible to do both.”
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for a Graduate Apprenticeship, which enables a new recruit or existing employee to work, learn and earn as they complete a respected degree up to Master’s level with a university or college.
Scottish Water provided vital support for Supta as she navigated her work and studies. She said: “Employer support was one of the main reasons that I could complete the Graduate Apprenticeship. Scottish Water was very flexible throughout my apprenticeship journey.”
Setting an example
Putting learning into practice right away and solving problems on real world projects is an important part of a Graduate Apprenticeship.
One of the projects Supta completed for Scottish Water during her apprenticeship was the creation of an app that aligned with the company’s Vison of “Serving”. She compiled a business case and worked with IT colleagues to meet requirements and enhance customer experience.
Supta was delighted that all her hard work paid off when she graduated from Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University in November, which made her one of the first in Scotland to complete a Graduate Apprenticeship.
Supta said: “I am proud and privileged to be one of the first to complete a Graduate Apprenticeship at Scottish Water. Four of us made it to the finish line with flying colours – it was important to me to set a good example.”
I always say, learning has no age! If you get the opportunity, you should do a Graduate Apprenticeship. Don’t let family commitments hold you back – I hope I can motivate people and show them it’s possible to do both.
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