Take the next step with an apprenticeship

Find out how to become an apprentice, the careers available and which employers are offering them.


Give someone a chance through an apprenticeship

We'll help towards the costs and provide support to get the right apprenticeship for you.

COVID-19 Support

We are here to support you

We understand these are concerning times and you might be worried about the impact of COVID-19. Our absolute priority is to support you whether you're an apprentice, employer or learning provider. 

Pathway Apprenticeships

Find out about Pathway Apprenticeships - a new training opportunity for school leavers.

Pathway Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Employer Grant

Employers can access financial support when taking on an apprentice within their business.

Apprenticeship Employer Grant

Apprentice Transition Plan

If you're an apprentice who has been made redundant or unemployed as a result of COVID-19 the Apprentice Transition Plan service can help.

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Can you Adopt an Apprentice?

Funding is available to employers to help cover the costs of taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant.

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Find an apprenticeship you will love

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GA Graduate apprenticeship

Business Support Assistant

Archer UK Limited

  • Full time (37.5 Hours)
  • £18,000 to £20,000 per year

MA Modern apprenticeship

Buying Administration Assistant

United Wholesale

  • Full time (38 Hours)
  • £10,000 per year

MA Modern apprenticeship

Abattoir Operative


  • Full time (45 Hours)
  • £20,405 per year

MA Modern apprenticeship

Digital Administrative & Finance Assistant

Geek Retreat

  • Full time (35 Hours)
  • £11,000 per year


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Real apprentice stories

Get the experience only an apprenticeship can offer

"I would definitely recommend a Modern Apprenticeship because you're learning on the job. I'm a lot more confident in myself, and I have a lot more knowledge about mechanical engineering."

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Find the right apprenticeship for you


Foundation Apprenticeship

Learn the skills you need for the future and gain a qualification that employers recognise.

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Modern Apprenticeship

Earn while you learn and build the experience and skills employers want to see.

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Graduate Apprenticeship

A paid job where you gain industry experience and training while working towards a degree.

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Strengthen your business with an apprentice

Apprenticeships play a key role in Scotland’s economic recovery. They can: 

  • Help you meet skills gaps
  • Give young people a head start
  • Help businesses adapt to changing needs 
  • Benefit your business, no matter the size or sector
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