• 12 Mar 2024
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  • Networking

Graduate Apprenticeship Presentation

Learn more about a work-based learning scheme to support business leaders in up-skilling and re-skilling full-time staff.

As higher education continues to evolve, and as work-based learning transitions from novelty to normality, business leaders will benefit from understanding their options and including them in their talent management strategy.

Up-skilling, re-skilling and recruitment have become critical priorities for organisations across all sectors faced with mounting economic pressures and unprecedented change. One solution for directors is to embrace a work-based learning scheme called The Graduate Apprenticeship (a.k.a. Degree Apprenticeship), designed for full-time workers who wish to pursue a four-year honours degree in Business Management. This online session will provide a comprehensive overview of the scheme delivered by Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School. It will feature recent graduates and their workplace mentors, representing SMEs and large organisations who are eager to share their experiences.


David Steinberg

Associate Professor, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
Principal, Reykjavik Sky Consulting

During his 39-year career, Dr. David Steinberg has built high-performance teams and directed sales operations and strategic account management processes in extremely fast-paced work environments and competitive markets involving multi-million-dollar contracts. He is Associate Professor of Contemporary Management Practices at Heriot-Watt University, where he teaches and directs the Edinburgh Business School’s graduate apprenticeship (GA) programmes. He is a guest lecturer at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), Edinburgh University’s School of Social and Political Science, and Edinburgh University’s Institute for Academic Development. For Edinburgh University, he delivers workshops on questioning skills, resilience, design thinking, and research question design. He has conducted workshops for the Economic Development Directorate in the Scottish Government, officers of the 51st Highland Volunteers (7th Scots), Strathclyde Business School, the University of Stirling’s Institute for Advanced Studies, and Nottingham Business School (Trent). From 2016 to 2019, he was a tutor at the Institute of Directors Scotland for the Professional Development Series, for which he delivered his highly acclaimed masterclass: Mastering the Art of Strategic Questioning.

David holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an M.A. in Communications Policy from City, University of London, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He emigrated to the UK with his family in the summer of 2016.

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