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. 

Redundancy support for people with PACE

Worried about redundancy during the ongoing pandemic? Visit My World of Work to find out how we can help you through our PACE programme.

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Can you Adopt an Apprentice?

Find out about funding that's available to employers to help cover the costs of taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant.

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Support for learning providers

Find out more about the assistance SDS can provide to learning providers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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GA Graduate apprenticeship

Design Engineer


  • Edinburgh
  • Full time (37 Hours)
  • £20,500 per year

GA Graduate apprenticeship

Business Management


  • AYR
  • Full time (40 Hours)
  • £19,500 per year

MA Modern apprenticeship

Business and Administration Assistant

Perth and Kinross Council

  • Full time (36 Hours)
  • £10,511 per year

MA Modern apprenticeship

Business Administrator


  • Full time (37 Hours)
  • £8,754 to £15,776 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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