Source young talent early. Shape Scotland’s Young Workforce.
Work with motivated S5 and S6 school pupils
Develop your staff as mentors to inspire the next generation
Fast-track your skills and talent development
Build strong links with education and get ahead of your peers
Gain new skills and fresh thinking with access to a talent pipeline
Help pupils gain an industry-recognised qualification that is the same level as a Higher, while they're still at school.
Foundation Apprenticeships are designed by employers, with industry led training to meet your specific sector’s needs. As your apprentice is still in school, there are no direct costs to you as an employer.
We’ll find motivated school pupils and set them up with a learning provider. You'll offer them a valuable work placement and we'll support you every step of the way.
Foundation Apprenticeships have been developed for 12 of Scotland’s growth industries.
Read about the 12 types of Foundation Apprenticeship
Find out how they support your sector through the skills they develop.
What does the work placement involve? How are pupils matched to employer placement? Are there any costs? What is expected of me as an employer?
Find the answers to these questions and more in our Employer FAQs.Find out more in our FAQs
Call our employer helpline
0800 783 6000