Apprenticeships in Scotland

The Modern Apprenticeships programme in Scotland recruits and trains the technicians and supervisors of the future. Modern Apprenticeships are designed by employers because they know the skills and attributes they require in their future employees.


Which subjects are available?

As a Modern Apprentice, you are employed (and therefore earn) from day one and can train in a whole range of jobs at craft, technician and even trainee management level. Your training will equip you with the skills to meet the future needs of your chosen industry.

How long do they take?

Apprenticeships are achieved at a pace and within a timescale appropriate to you and your employer. As you will usually be working towards a Scottish Vocational Qualification ( SVQ) at level 3 or above, this can take between 2 and 4 years.

Entry requirements and levels

Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 and above who is aiming to achieve Scottish Vocational Qualifications at Level 3 or above.

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Understanding Apprenticeships

Watch the video in this link from Careersbox to help you to increase your understanding of apprenticeships, and find out about the benefits they offer.