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#ScotAppWeek17, 6-10 March 2017

Dates for Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 have been confirmed.

The campaign will take place from 29 February to 4 March and celebrates the benefits Modern Apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the economy.

Thanks to our supporters including businesses, training providers, apprentices and local authorities, this year's Scottish Apprenticeship Week was the biggest yet with more than 200 events across the country.

Following feedback from partners it's been decided to move the campaign from May to earlier in the year.

Benefits of the move include:

  • Avoiding a clash with school exam period
  • Greater opportunity for engagement between education and business
  • Closer to employer workforce planning and development periods.

We hope our partners will continue to support the campaign and take this opportunity to mark the new dates in the diary.

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Find out how you can take part in next year's Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

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