There are three different ways to get involved in the apprenticeship family. What you choose depends on what your business needs.
Work with local schools to shape the next generation of talent.Foundation Apprenticeships
Get funding support to build the skills you need to grow.Modern Apprenticeships
The newest part of the apprenticeship family offers industry-led learning to degree level.Graduate Level Apprenticeships
Growing your business, or just preparing for the future, means developing the right skills. That's exactly what apprenticeships offer.
They're designed to meet the needs of your industry, and help you grow. Because they learn through experience, apprentices develop and refine their new skills to suit your business and your customers.
As well as hiring new people, you can use apprenticeships to upskill your existing staff. So you get engaged, motivated and more productive employees. And, your business has the talented, experienced staff it needs to grow.
We can give you the support you need to get started.
Own or run a small business? Contact our Employer Engagement Team for free advice and support to get you started with apprenticeships.Get in touch
We've organised events across Scotland, to help you find out how apprenticeships can benefit your business. Come to your local Making skills work for employers: Work-based learning event to find out more.Work based learning events
All sorts of employers take on apprentices. Here's what they had to say about the benefits.
‘The benefit of Foundation Apprenticeships for the company will be that we have a group of young people who are better trained, better educated, and better ready for work than we've ever seen before.’
'Because it’s tailored to our business’s needs, the Graduate Level Apprenticeship has the potential to develop well-rounded individuals who are both academically and professionally qualified, with the skills to advance in a career in civil engineering.'
With more than 80 types of Modern Apprenticeship, there are opportunities in every industry. Watch the video to find out how MAs can support growth in ICT and digital technologies.
'My advice to employers would be to just go for it. The apprentice learns from you, and you learn from the apprentice.'
From April 2017, employers with a wage bill of more than £3 million will pay an apprenticeship levy.