Modern Apprenticeships

Your business needs skilled people

Modern Apprenticeships provide just that. They focus on upskilling your existing employees and providing extra support and training for new starts.

  • Get flexible, tailored training to meet your business needs 

  • Upskill your existing employees

  • Develop the workforce of the future  

  • Improve productivity and staff morale

  • Reduce recruitment costs by retaining skilled employees 

Get started with Modern Apprenticeships

Whether you're hiring someone new, or up-skilling an existing employee, use the information below to get your business involved. 


Funding your apprenticeship

We’ll contribute towards the costs of training while you pay their wages like any other employee. Use the link below to see the level of funding we offer.  

Funding support


Find an apprenticeship

There are over 100 Modern Apprenticeships from construction to digital media. Each one tells you who the apprenticeship is suitable for and what’s involved.  

Browse apprenticeships


Find a learning provider

Figured out which type of Modern Apprenticeship you want to offer? Connect with a provider who’ll deliver the training.  

Find a learning provider

Support for employers delivering apprenticeships

We’ve created guidance that will help you maximise the benefits of an apprentice to your business.  

Support for employers

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% of employers say those who completed an MA are better able to do their job


% of employers would recommend Modern Apprenticeships to their industry


% of employers say MAs improved their productivity


% of employers say MAs improved staff morale

Diversity is good for your business

We want to make sure that apprenticeships work for everyone. A diverse workforce can bring many benefits to your business. Disabled people or those who are care-experienced and are aged 16 to 29 get the highest level of funding available.

Inclusive recruitment guides

Our handy guides can help get you started. They’re full of hints and tips which can help you find, attract and keep apprentices. You’ll also learn how to widen your search for apprentices and make sure your selection process is fair.

View our inclusive recruitment guides

Get expert advice

We can give you one-to-one support that's tailored to your business. Contact our Employer Engagement Team to get started.

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Skills Development Scotland is delivering Modern Apprenticeships with support from European Social Fund.

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