Recruit an apprentice

You may employ apprentices or be thinking of getting involved. We have lots of information, guidance and resources to support you.

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What does an apprentice employer do?

As an apprentice employer, you’ll:

  • employ apprentices just like other staff

  • develop your existing people or hire new employees

  • choose the apprenticeship that works best for you

  • get information, guidance and support from Skills Development Scotland

Benefits to you

Being an apprentice employer means you can:

  • get and retain the skills your business needs

  • meet the demands of a modern market

  • receive funding to help with training costs

  • raise the profile of your business

  • reduce recruitment costs by advertising free on Apprenticeships.scot

  • help a young person into a career in your industry

Explore different apprenticeship types

Discover the different types, or frameworks, of apprenticeships available in Scotland. Find out how the apprenticeship is funded, how long it takes and the qualifications the apprentices will gain.



Foundation Apprenticeships

Secondary school pupils work with you as part of their studies. A learning provider will train your apprentice and help them to do work projects.



Modern Apprenticeships

New and existing employees will work towards an industry qualification. They'll bring new ideas, skills and vibrancy to your workplace. A learning provider will help train your apprentice.



Graduate Apprenticeships

Employees get valuable industry experience and work towards a degree. They spend most of their time working with you and the rest of their time studying. You'll improve productivity and fill skills gaps.

Search learning providers

Search here for learning providers to deliver the apprenticeship you have chosen.


Guidance for employers

Want some guidance to get started, or need information on funding? We've got all the help you need.

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Advertise a vacancy

Advertise an apprenticeship vacancy in our Employer account area. If you don't have an account with us already, it's quick and easy to register.

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Want to chat to our team?

Contact our specialist advisers online or call our employer helpline on 0800 783 6000.