Scottish Apprenticeship Week 1-5 March 2021

It’s never been more important to show our support for apprenticeships. 

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 is a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employer and the economy. 

This year’s theme is Business Backing Talent, to showcase the great things that happen when employers back talent through apprenticeships.  

Businesses have adapted to challenging times. Employers and learning providers have innovated so apprentices can learn, achieve and progress. While businesses taking on apprentices have developed new and safe ways to recruit in their commitment to backing talent. 

There's more support from Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland to help individuals get the chance of an apprenticeship and for businesses to benefit from employing apprentices. 

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is the time for all those in Scotland benefiting from apprenticeships to join together and share their stories to encourage others to get involved.  

The week will also provide information on the range of support available for employers to back talent through apprenticeships.  

If you're a teacher, pupil, parent or carer, you can also sign up to our 'Introductions to apprentices' broadcast. Click here to find out more.

Next steps

Get involved

We want all those with a shared interest in apprenticeships - including apprentices, businesses, schools, colleges and learning providers - to back Scottish Apprenticeship Week. 

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Get support

The Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 toolkit provides information about this year’s theme and resources to promote the week and your activity. 

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Tell us what you're doing

If you're planning your own virtual event or activity such as a live Q&A, online open day or web info session, we want to hear about it.

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See what's on

Take a look at the different events and activities taking place during Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021.


View the calendar of events

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020

Look back at our last campaign and how apprentices and their employers were celebrated.