Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to gain skills while working – ‘earning while learning’. They used to be mainly for traditional trades, but this
is definitely no longer the case. Scottish apprenticeships are supported by the Scottish Government and respond to industry to fill skills gaps and create a closer link between education and employers. There’s an incredible variety on offer and many of them are in sectors where there is a real shortage of suitably skilled workers. Employers recognise the benefits to them of a truly diverse workforce.
Scottish apprenticeships provide flexible, practical opportunities for young people to pursue work-based learning that suits their needs, goals and aspirations, while giving them first-hand experience of the world of work. Whether a young person is still in school or looking at their options once they leave, an apprenticeship could be for them. This guide tells you everything you need to know about apprenticeships so you can help them get on the right path to a bright future.