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Case studies

  • 20 February 2015

    The 17-year-old had the opportunity of work experience at the Anderston restaurant through Skills Development Scotland's Certificate of Work Readiness employability programme.

  • Monicah Ayoub read about opportunities with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) from a flyer posted through her letterbox and was keen to find out more.

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An enthusiastic and trained workforce underpins Scotland's ambition for economic success. Modern Apprenticeships support this goal by providing individuals with the opportunity to secure industry recognised qualifications while earning a wage.

Employers benefit from a skilled and productive workforce, and from financial assistance for training through Skills Development Scotland.

A Modern Apprentice could be a new team member or an existing employee seeking to increase their capability. Apprentices receive training to match your business growth needs. As an employer, you can pass on your experience, supporting your apprentice's development. 

With 25,000 Modern Apprenticeships available this year, fantastic opportunities exist whether you plan to enter the world of work or introduce new enthusiasm and capability to your workforce. 


Visit My World of Work to find out how you can become a Modern Apprentice.

The Modern Apprenticeship Group (MAG) oversees the management and delivery of the Modern Apprenticeship programme in Scotland. Find out more about the work of the group here.


  • 27 February 2015

    New campaign launched to promote Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) as career options for young women has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

  • 10 February 2015

    New figures show that Scotland is well on course to exceed its annual target of 25,000 new Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) this year.

Visit Our Skillsforce to find out how you can employ a Modern Apprentice.

Find the Modern Apprenticeship Framework that would work for your business.


Modern Apprenticeship Survey, Employed Trainees May 2014 (pdf)  survey asking Modern Apprentices what they think about their training. Useful infographic for a snapshot of the results.

Approved Modern Apprenticeship Training Providers 2014/2015 (pdf) - Providers approved to deliver Modern Apprenticeship training for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.

Modern Apprenticeship Outcomes report 2012 (pdf) - A report based upon the analysis of a telephone survey of 2,000 Modern Apprentices in Scotland, who had left their apprenticeship around six months previously.

Visit our MA Ambassadors section to find out more about the Ambassador Programme.

Find out how you can become involved in delivering Modern Apprenticeships on our Provider Central website.

  • 25 March 2015

    Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) event supporting workers facing redundancy in the oil and gas sector.

  • 17 March 2015

    Youth Employability workshops to provide an opportunity for colleagues from across public services to explore the importance of the public sector as an exemplar employer of young people.