Modern Apprenticeships

What are modern apprenticeships?

An apprenticeship is a qualification that helps you gain valuable experience and skills whilst also giving you the opportunity to earn while you learn.

Becoming an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience that the classroom can’t provide and work towards a qualification at the same time. You’ll learn on the job, supported by a mentor in the workplace.

Find out more about Modern Apprenticeships in our video below.

Why become an apprentice?

If you’re considering becoming a Modern Apprentice, there’s so many fantastic reasons why it will be a positive experience that will help to boost your career opportunities.

From your own personal confidence to the skills you will learn in your job role, all whilst working towards a qualification and earning money at the same time – the benefits are far and wide.

  1. Earn while you learn
  2. Gain hands-on experience in your chosen industry
  3. Broad range of subject areas/job roles/qualifications to choose from
  4. The experience will help to give your studies real life context
  5. Training tailored to the job role you’re doing
  6. Working with your employer to gain the experience that’s right for you
  7. Nationally recognised qualification accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority

  • Business Admin
  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Customer service
  • Engineering
  • Facility Services
  • Food and Drink
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality
  • Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Management
  • Social Care

To find out more information, please use the form lower down the page.

An apprentice chef chopping up vegetables in a commercial kitchen

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024

The theme of this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week is Skills Generation….and that’s something our Apprentices learn in abundance!

We’re holding events in Dumfries and Stranraer over the course of the week, aimed at helping you find the right apprenticeship for your skills and interests.

Interested in becoming an apprentice?

If you think becoming an apprentice could be the right choice for you, leave your details below and our team will contact you to have an informal chat and answer any questions you have,