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Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland

Modern Apprenticeships help employers to develop their workforce by training new staff, and upskilling existing employees. For individuals, a Modern Apprenticeship is a job which lets them earn a wage and gain an industry-recognised qualification

For Employers

96% of employers say workers with an apprenticeship background perform better on the job than those without this head start.

An apprenticeship is an investment - The rewards are enormous on both sides. As your apprentice develops and strengthens their skillsets, they are likely to grow in confidence, contributing more to the job role and bringing new ideas into the workplace.

Whether you're hiring someone new, or up-skilling an existing employee, here are some of the advantages of Modern Apprenticeships

  • Modern Apprentices are the secret to building a skilled, motivated workforce – backed by industry-recognised qualifications and highly structured training.
  • You can plug skills gaps and build your future workforce at the same time
  • Upskill your existing employees
  • Improve your productivity, staff morale and quality of service
  • Retain talent, reducing your recruitment costs

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For the apprentice

Modern Apprenticeships are a viable alternative to university, providing the option for candidates to gain hands-on experience while earning a wage and studying towards an industry-relevant qualification.

You don’t need to be a school leaver to be a Modern Apprentice, adults who are already employed can start and apprenticeship and gain the qualifications required for the job.

Here are some of the benefits of doing a Modern Apprenticeship:

  • Earn while you learn
  • You get the experience and skills that employers are looking for.
  • Modern Apprenticeships are designed with employers and industry in mind, so that you get the best possible training.
  • It’s a real alternative to full-time college or Uni. By learning on the job, you get to put your skills to the test right away.
  • Excellent progression opportunities.
  • Increased future earning potential


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