Get more skilled people for your business
Support Scotland’s Modern Apprentices
When you take on a Modern Apprentice:
they'll work for you as an apprentice for 1 to 4 years
Skills Development Scotland contributes towards training costs
you pay the apprentice’s wages like any other employee
a learning provider delivers the training
you'll help them gain recognised qualifications
Modern Apprenticeships bring many benefits to your business – they'll help you:
access new talent
develop your in-house talent
increase productivity and knowledge-sharing
improve staff morale and retention
meet your current and future business needs
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Search here for learning providers to deliver the apprenticeship you have chosen.
Frequently asked questions
Got any questions about Modern Apprenticeships? You might want to know:
There are over 100 different Modern Apprenticeship types available to study at SCQF Level 4/5 up to SCQF Level 11.
Find out more about Modern Apprenticeships and how they could work for your business.
This depends on the type and level of apprenticeship, as well as the candidate's experience. The learning provider should be able to give an estimated timeframe for achieving the apprenticeship.
Each Modern Apprenticeship type or framework also tells you how long it’s likely to take.
The type of funding you'll be able to access depends on the type of apprenticeship.
You can also contact your local authority to see if there is any other funding available to support recruitment or wage costs.
As a Modern Apprentice you could achieve a qualification at a variety of SCQF levels, from certificates at SCQF Level 4/5 to SCQF Level 11. All Modern Apprenticeships also include certification of Core Skills.
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You can find apprenticeship frameworks, programme conditions, specifications and more which you'll need as a learning provider or employer.
Employer guidance and support
We’ve created guidance to help you recruit and employ a Modern Apprentice.
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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.
Want to chat to our team?
Contact our specialist advisers online or call our employer helpline on 0800 783 6000.