Modern apprenticeships

What is a Modern Apprenticeship?

A Modern Apprenticeship is a job which lets people earn a wage and gain an industry-recognised qualification. For employers, modern apprenticeships help develop their workforce by training new staff, and upskilling existing employees.

As a Modern Apprentice, you'll:

  • work, earn and learn – you'll be employed by a company
  • get a qualification that's recognised by industry employers
  • have a job and learn for between 1 and 4 years
  • choose from over 100 different Modern Apprenticeships

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Which industries can I apply for an apprenticeship in?

There are over 80 Modern Apprenticeship frameworks – from healthcare and financial services to construction and IT. These have been developed by sector skills councils, in consultation with their industry.

Visit the Skills Development Scotland website to view all of the frameworks by sector.

Are you an employer?

Get more skilled people for your business 

Find out what happens when you take on a Modern Apprentice and the benefits they can bring to your business.