Share this page


Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017 now live

Check out to find the latest events, how to get involved and access to our digital toolkit.

#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.

What next?

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

Back to News

Related news - Modern Apprenticeships

News 17 August 2018

Inverness-based The Apprentice Store named Youth Employer of the Month

Social enterprise recognised for supporting young people into work

Read more

News 14 August 2018

Growth of apprenticeships and partnership working reflected in Equality Action Plan

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has continued its commitment to partnership working to increase diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships.

Read more

News 20 July 2018

Best practice workshop for Graduate Apprenticeships delivery

Skills Development Scotland brought universities and colleges from across Scotland together at an event aimed to support the growth and success of Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs).

Read more

News 18 July 2018

Employers large and small to benefit from £10m extension of Flexible Workforce Development Fund

Support for employers to train and develop staff through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund is to be extended with a further £10million investment.

Read more

News 17 July 2018

Convener of the Education and Skills Committee becomes an Apprentice for the Day

Early Learning and Childcare apprentices in Glasgow shared their knowledge with James Dornan MSP.

Read more

News 10 July 2018

Prudential UK named Youth Employer of the Month

Financial firm recognised for supporting young people into work

Read more

News 28 June 2018

Sparrows Group named Youth Employer of the Month

Equipment and engineering firm recognised for supporting young people into work.

Read more

News 22 June 2018

Annual review illustrates SDS progress

Our latest annual review shows there have been more apprenticeships and increased engagement with employers, among many other achievements.

Read more

News 15 June 2018

Fife Foundation Apprentices celebrate success

Foundation Apprentices in Fife shared their experiences of work-based learning with employers at a special event.

Read more

News 12 June 2018

Modern Apprenticeships figure tops 27,000

More than 27,000 people started a Modern Apprenticeship in the last year thanks to business and industry, exceeding Scottish Government targets.

Read more

News 11 June 2018

Apprenticeship event celebrates skilled pupils

More than 50 pupils from Glasgow and the west of Scotland were recognised at a special celebration event to mark the completion of their Foundation Apprenticeships.

Read more

News 7 June 2018

Cabinet Secretary becomes Apprentice for the Day with North Edinburgh Childcare

Derek Mackay MSP took on the challenge

Read more

News 1 June 2018

Nominations open for Scottish Apprenticeship Awards

Nominations are now open for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Read more

News 29 May 2018


In a blog marking the launch of new Graduate Apprenticeships in Data Science, SDS Chief Executive Damien Yeates explains why the growth of work-based learning is essential in a rapidly changing economy.

Read more

News 28 May 2018

The power of apprenticeships at TechnipFMC

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week SDS and Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn launched the Apprentice for the Day challenge. Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville rose to the challenge, spending the day with TechnipFMC in Dunfermline. Here, she shares what she learned from her experience.

Read more

News 24 May 2018

New Graduate Apprenticeships to grow data science skills

Two of Scotland’s leading universities are the latest to back Graduate Apprenticeships. The universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews will work with PwC to offer a BSc in Data Science – the first course of its kind in Scotland.

Read more

News 24 May 2018

Applications invited for Chair of SDS Board

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Skills Development Scotland.

Read more

News 16 May 2018

Blog: Addressing the skills needs of employers in Life and Chemical Sciences

In his foreword to the new Skills Investment Plan for Scotland's Life and Chemical Sciences Sectors, working group chair Alistair Cameron explains actions that will tackles the plan's main themes.

Read more

News 14 May 2018

New plan puts work-based learning at the heart of Life and Chemical Sciences

Businesses in Scotland’s Life and Chemical Sciences industries have launched a new plan to attract the workforce needed for growth and innovation.

Read more

News 9 May 2018

Employability Minister becomes an Apprentice for the Day at BSW Timber

Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn visited BSW Timber’s Dalbeattie mill to complete the first ‘Apprentice for the Day’ challenge.

Read more

News 4 May 2018

Work-based Learning for a more Human Future

To support his talk at this year's SCDI Forum, Director of the Centre for Work-based Learning, David Coyne explains the importance of a partnership approach to find innovative solutions to economic and social challenges.

Read more

News 24 April 2018

Employers can build their business on apprenticeships

Businesses hear about putting work-based learning at the heart of workforce development

Read more

News 20 April 2018

Young people discover benefits of apprenticeships at inclusive event

Scottish Apprenticeships, Careers and Volunteering Event hailed a success

Read more

News 20 April 2018

Learning providers join forces to build on success of Graduate Apprenticeships

Universities and colleges from across Scotland gathered to discuss the benefits and the future of Graduate Apprenticeships

Read more

News 14 March 2018

Blog: University is more accessible through Graduate Apprenticeships

Dr Karen Petrie, of the University of Dundee, explains why she jumped at the chance to offer Graduate Apprenticeships.

Read more

News 12 March 2018

Event highlights apprenticeship benefits

Free event for employers in housing and other sectors

Read more

News 12 March 2018

Scottish Apprenticeship Week success thanks to employers and apprentices

Scottish Apprenticeship Week success thanks to employers and apprentices

Read more

News 9 March 2018

Apprentices win Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge for city farm support

The work of six talented apprentices to help an Edinburgh community’s city farm has won the top award in the Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge.

Read more

News 9 March 2018

Apprentice instructors to be commended for excellent work at Scottish Apprenticeship Awards

The outstanding work of apprentice instructors will be recognised for the first time at this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

Read more

News 8 March 2018

Deputy First Minister backs Foundation Apprenticeships

Pupils meet John Swinney as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018.

Read more