Minerals Extraction and Processing

Modern Apprenticeship


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What's Minerals Extraction and Processing like?

This Modern Apprenticeship supports you to win solid rocks and minerals and to process these to make raw materials for other industries. Winning is achieved by quarrying, mining or dredging.

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Entry requirements

You must be employed by an Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries employer and working in Scotland.

Due to health and safety regulations for quarry sites, there may be age restrictions. These will depend on specific locations and job roles. Age 18 is usually the youngest age for apprentices, although exceptions are possible in some circumstances.

How does it work?

You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider. 

How long will it take?

This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.

How to apply

Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.

You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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