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 and environmental areas.
Scotland has a thriving life science and related science sector, which consists of just over 630 organisations. There are over 7,500 roles within life sciences related operations, like: biomedical scientist, biotechnologist, biochemist, laboratory technician, marine biologist and geoscientist. These roles span across industry, universities, schools, further education colleges and NHS.
With a Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies, you’ll be getting into a career with lots of opportunities. There is a great and growing demand for more young workers with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) skills and qualifications. And, on average, those working in STEM careers earn 20% more than those working in other fields.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
Your National Progression Award (NPA) will cover:
In S6, you’ll be assessed in real life situations in the workplace. You’ll learn how to:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:
These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options: it’s up to you where you go next.