Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

Celebrate the benefits apprenticeships bring to individuals, businesses and the economy.

We want everyone who supports the success of apprenticeships to be a part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week from 6-10 March, 2017.

Be a part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week

We've got suggestions and resources to help you get organised.

Get involved

Big or small, running your own event is a great way for your business to take part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Here's a simple guide to some of the events you could host, and how to set them up.

Get involved

Digital toolkit

We've produced digital resources to help you promote Scottish Apprenticeship Week on your website and in your business. 


What's on?

Want to know what's happening during Scottish Apprenticeship Week? We've got the full list of events here. 

See what's on

Tell us about your event

Got an event planned, or want to talk about it? Give us the details so we can add it to our events listings.

Tell us about your event

Show your support

Get behind the Promise to recruit Modern, Foundation and Graduate Level Apprentices. Help a new generation make their mark on Scotland's economy.

Make the Promise

Join the conversation during #ScotAppWeek17

Show us what you're sharing during Scottish Apprenticeship Week! Just use the hashtag #ScotAppWeek17 and your tweets and Instagram pics will appear on our social wall.

Last year's highlights

Take a look at some of the action from Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016.


+ events took place across Scotland

Employers, apprentices, training providers, Sector Skills Councils, colleges and other partners all helped make 2016 our most successful year yet.

Back to the shop floor in Ayrshire

SDS Board Member and Ayrshire College Chair
Willie Mackie met apprentices from the Aeronautical Engineering Training Centre - part of Ayrshire College Campus.

Traditional building skills event, Glasgow

Glasgow Traditional Building Forum offered young people the opportunity to try out skills like bricklaying, stained glass and stone carving.

What happened where?

Last year's events spanned the length and breadth of Scotland.

See last year's events

MSP, MP and Ministerial visits to employers, training providers and centres

A closer look at digital apprenticeships

Damien Yeates, Chief Executive of Skills Development Scotland, visited NS Design in Glasgow to find out about the opportunities apprenticeships offer in digital technologies.

GTG Training open day

GTG Training hosted an open day showcasing their facilities, and showing young people what automotive apprenticeships are on offer.

AXA Finance showcase event for employers

AXA Finance hosted an event to showcase the benefits that apprentices bring to business. Employers from all levels attended the event and heard from apprentices themselves.

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