Your apprentice employee will get flexible training and a qualification designed for your industry. You can use apprenticeships to attract new talent, or upskill existing staff.
There are over 120 apprenticeship types available, ranging from construction to digital media, so you can find one to suit your specific business needs.
Whether you’re looking to improve your long-term talent pipeline or address skills gaps, the Scottish apprenticeship programme offers flexible options to suit your business needs. There are three different types of apprenticeship:
Foundation Apprenticeships give you early access to future talent for your workforce by providing school pupils with valuable experience of the world of work, helping them gain a qualification and get a head start in their career.
Modern Apprenticeships allow your new or existing employees to work towards an approved qualification whilst in employment.
Graduate Apprenticeships allow your new or existing employees to work towards a degree level qualification whilst in full-time employment.
Find out more about what's involved and how to get started with apprenticeships. Our step by step guide will take you through the process.
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More than 12,000 Scottish businesses already employ, or work with, apprentices. Find out what they had to say about their experience.
'It’s not just a way of bringing fresh ideas in. It’s also a way of shaping the training of the young people of the future.'
'Ours is an industry that needs new people. We need new blood, new ideas. Apprentices can start at the bottom and end at the top.'