Become an apprentice
Apprenticeships come in loads of shapes and sizes – and we’re here to help you decide which would be best for you. Whether you see yourself on a film set, studying animals or running your own business in the future – an apprenticeship will help you get there.
What's an apprenticeship?
As an apprentice, you:
work for an employer
study and get a qualification – from SCQF Level 4 to degree level
can pick an apprenticeship that takes 1 to 5 years
choose from a huge range of over 100 apprenticeships
can find vacancies and apply on Apprenticeships.scot
Benefits to you
You’ll gain so much from an apprenticeship, including:
learning valuable work skills
building your confidence
kick-starting your career
earning a wage
getting a qualification
Explore different apprenticeship types
Discover the different apprenticeships you could embark on — just type in the industry or job title you're interested in.
Get valuable work experience while you’re in the senior phase of school.
Are you over 16? Earn while you learn and work towards a qualification that’ll set you up for a bright future.
Split your time between working for a wage and learning – and end up with a university degree.
Find vacancies near you
Need a bit of help?
We get it – filling out applications and making decisions about your future can be tricky. Head over to My World of Work for tips on applying for jobs and apprenticeships.
Support for you
You have the right to be supported and treated fairly at work. Check out our Mental Health resource for help and advice.
Get in touch
Need to know anything else about apprenticeships? Whether you’re already doing an apprenticeship or thinking about it, we’re here to help:
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