Rural Skills

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Rural Skills like?

Whether you’re a keen farmer or a passionate conservationist, there’s a career opportunity for you in the rural skills sector in Scotland. The sector includes:

  • environmental management

  • travel and tourism

  • agriculture

  • renewable energy

Manage Scottish forests, fisheries and farms. Learn traditional rural skills that have been practised for centuries. Preserve landscapes, habitats and species for future generations. 

This apprenticeship gives you the abilities to work in the sector and develop your knowledge of the countryside. You'll work with industry experts with years of experience in their craft. It'll help you focus your skills in the rural industries and develop essential tools for your future career.

Entry requirements

There are no qualification requirements to apply for this modern apprenticeship. However, an enthusiasm for learning is highly valued by potential employers. Providing evidence of previous practical experience in rural skills is also beneficial.

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 12 to 18 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 or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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