Scottish Apprenticeship Week 4-8 March 2019

Celebrating the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the economy

Modern Apprentice Anna stands in front of a plane at the National Museum of Flight

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019: Skills for the Future


From 4-8th March we celebrate the achievements of individual apprentices and all those who contribute to their success.

Apprenticeships and work-based learning are providing the skills needed for a successful Scotland. With that in mind this year’s theme is ‘Skills for the Future’, recognising the importance of investing in our workforce.

Apprenticeship opportunities in Scotland are growing and we want as many young people and employers as possible to benefit.

With activities and events across the country, this is the time to shout about the role you play in supporting apprenticeships and work-based learning. Register your event and let's celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019.


Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019

How can you be a part of SAW19?


Get involved

Big or small, running an event or activity is a great way for your organisation to take part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019.

Register your event

Get ready

Let everyone know what you're doing for #ScotAppWeek. Download our toolkit to support and promote your upcoming event.

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Get along

Exciting events are happening all across the country to celebrate #ScotAppWeek. Find out what's going on near you.

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Inspired, supported, encouraged

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Looking for event ideas? Here's last year's highlights.


Aeronautical Engineering Modern Apprentices

SDS director James Russell met students to hear the inspiring stories of how they came to be apprentices with Spirit AeroSystems or UTC Aerospace Systems.


Apprentice of the Year on STV

Apprentice of the Year 2017, Rosie Wilkins talked to STV News Tonight about why she decided to undertake an apprenticeship.


Deputy First Minister meets Foundation Apprentices

John Swinney MSP visited Perth College UHI to meet young people currently completing Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs).


Cyber Security Apprenticeships

At an event at the BT Edinburgh office, Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, launched the Learning and Skills Action Plan for Cyber Resilience.

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First Minister meets apprentices

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Scotland's first apprenticeship conference as she met MAs at Lothian Buses in Edinburgh. As part of Year of Young People, the conference will be hosted and attended by apprentices.

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Modern Apprenticeships: Including you!

This event aimed to encourage more disabled, care experienced and BME young people into apprenticeships, as well as addressing the gender balance in some frameworks.

Opportunities for employers

Discover the next generation of talent


Foundation Apprenticeships

Work with S5 and S6 pupils and shape the next generation of talent.

Foundation Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships

There are more than 80 types of Modern Apprenticeships. Find the one that suits your business.

Modern Apprenticeships

Graduate Apprenticeships

A new apprenticeships offer. Help your employees work towards a degree.

Graduate Apprenticeships

Get involved

Big or small, running an event or activity is a great way for your business to take part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019.

Register your event