Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2-6 March 2020

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

Scotland’s greatest asset is its people.

So Scottish Apprenticeships are for everyone no matter their background and for every business, no matter its size or sector.

This year, Scottish Apprenticeship Week takes place from 2 – 6 March. We'll celebrate the diversity that makes work-based learning good for individuals, employers and the economy.

Talent without limits

Co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland, the campaign theme is ‘Talent Without Limits’. During the week, activities and events will take place up and down the country.

So join us as we show our diverse range of apprenticeships and who they are for. We want everyone to know there is no limit to where an apprenticeship can take you, your child or businesses.

Old-fashioned ideas about apprenticeships no longer apply.

Share, celebrate and acknowledge

Whether you’re an apprentice, employer or learning provider, we want you to share your story on social media. Post on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook to celebrate the diversity that makes Scottish Apprenticeships.

Use #TalentWithoutLimits and #ScotAppWeek20.

Tell us what activities you're planning during Scottish Apprenticeship Week and view our resources below to help promote them. 

Marketing resources

We've pulled together some helpful resources to help promote your activities during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.


2019 highlights


First Minister visit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP was at Forth Valley College to launch Scotland’s Apprentice Network. 

Watch it here

Foundation Apprenticeships in the news

Foundation Apprenticeships were featured on STV and BBC Radio Scotland with support from apprentice employer, McTaggart.


Graduate Apprenticeships

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work Derek Mackay MSP announced more than 1,300 Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities in 2019/20. 

Watch it here

Innovation Challenge

Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprentices from across Glasgow worked together to solve challenges set by Skill Development Scotland. 

Watch here

Opportunities for employers

Discover the next generation of talent

A male foundation apprentice working with children in a nursery

Foundation Apprenticeships

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

Foundation Apprenticeships
A female apprentice looks at a test tube experiment in a lab while wearing a white lab coat

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