You sit a Foundation Apprenticeship over two years, usually starting in fifth year with your Highers and National 5s.
The difference is, you spend time away from school, at college and with an employer. So you get real, practical work experience.
The Foundation Apprenticeship programme is still expanding, so what you can do depends on where you live. We'll update this page soon to let you know what will be available in your area, starting in 2017. In the meantime, you can find out more about the different types of Foundation Apprenticeship.
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Find out from some of the pupils who've already done it.
Monisha's Foundation Apprenticeship changed her career plans. Instead of going to university, she decided to do a Modern Apprenticeship.
Jenna and Heather's apprenticeship meant getting hands-on experience at Craigie House care home.
Completing a Foundation Apprenticeship at Score Europe led Callum to apply for a Modern Apprenticeship.
‘Since I started doing the Foundation Apprenticeship, my confidence has grown a lot.’
'The Foundation Apprenticeship gives you an advantage when applying for jobs and attending interviews. Being able to say you’ve had experience working for a large company like Barclays makes you stand out as a candidate.'
Get a job. Get paid. Get qualified.
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