Modern Apprenticeships

Work, learn and earn and get the skills you need.


Get a job. Get paid. Get qualified.

With a Modern Apprenticeship you learn on the job, and get the experience you need. Plus, you work towards a qualification.

Whether you’re thinking about the future, job hunting, or want to learn new skills, a Modern Apprenticeship could be for you.

  • There are more than 80 types of Modern Apprenticeship across hundreds of jobs, so you can find one that suits you

  • You get the experience employers are looking for – from skills for work, to handy things like timekeeping, taking responsibility and teamwork

  • It’s a real alternative to full-time college or uni. By learning on the job, you get to put your skills to the test right away

  • MAs are designed with employers and industry in mind, so that you get the best possible training

  • Your qualification is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. You can see how MAs compare to other qualifications on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

  • Did we mention you get paid?

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My Modern Apprenticeship story

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Got a question about MAs?

What's the pay like? Am I eligible to apply? What if I already have a job? Find all the answers to these questions, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are more than 80 types of apprenticeship

Over on My World of Work, you can see a list of the types of MA. We’ll tell you what jobs you could do (there are hundreds to choose from!), what skills you’ll learn, and what the entry requirements are.


Not sure which apprenticeship is for you?

My World of Work can help you explore your options. Try one of the tools below, and start to find out more about what careers might suit you.


Apprenticeships are for everyone

If you’re disabled or have learning difficulties, you might be eligible for additional support such as Access to Work grants. Find out about what’s available and where to get advice on My World of Work.

Look out for the Disability Confident symbol on the job vacancies here on This means if you apply, identify yourself as disabled, and meet the minimum criteria, you should be offered an interview.

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