Scottish Apprenticeships

What is my role as an employer?

As an apprentice employer, you’ll be expected to: 

  • Pay the apprentice’s salary, just like any other employee. You must pay at least the National Minimum Wage, and we encourage all employers to pay at least the Living Wage.

  • Offer your apprentice the same working conditions as other employees in similar roles. This includes: paid holidays, sick pay, benefits and support. 

  • Work with the provider to develop a training approach for your apprentice, which will detail when and where training will take place, and outline what this will involve. 

  • Continue to work with your apprentice and the learning provider throughout their apprenticeship, providing ongoing support, mentoring and development opportunities to help them achieve their qualification.