Scientific Technologies

Foundation Apprenticeship


What's Scientific Technologies like?

Choose a career in science and help develop the medicines and biotechnology of the future. You could work in medical research or industrial, marine, plant or environmental areas. This Foundation Apprenticeship is a great way into the industry.

Scotland has a thriving life science and related science sector. There are over 7,500 roles within life sciences-related operations, such as: 

  • biomedical scientist

  • biotechnologist

  • biochemist

  • laboratory technician

  • marine biologist

  • geoscientist

There's a growing demand for people with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills. On average, those working in STEM careers earn 20% more than those working in other fields.


Entry requirements

If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.

How does it work?

You'll do the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other school subjects. You'll work on projects with an employer and a learning provider, such as a college. It'll give you an industry-recognised qualification that's great for your CV.

Read our info on the Scientific Technologies Foundation Apprenticeship to see how it all works!

How long will it take?

You'll do your Foundation Apprenticeship over 1 or 2 years starting in S5 or S6. You'll usually do a work placement of about 1 day a week. 

How to apply

If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.

Use the search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then fill out the form that comes next, to let us know you're interested. We'll get back to you with more information.