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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 takes place from 5-9 March and the ambition is to make this campaign the best yet, following a hugely successful event in 2017 with participation reaching an all-time high.

The theme for 2018 is ‘Apprenticeships are the Business’, recognising the crucial role they play in providing a skilled workforce now and in the future.

Events and activities involving employers, apprentices, colleges, universities, local authorities and training providers will take place across the country to celebrate the success of individuals and businesses.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) organises Scottish Apprenticeship Week to encourage many more employers to take on apprentices.

Around 12,000 organisations already employ Modern Apprentices, from family firms to multi-nationals across every type of business.

With SDS working with industry to support a target of 28,000 new Modern Apprenticeship starts this year, as well as around 2,600 Foundation Apprenticeships and approximately 900 Graduate Apprenticeships – it’s never been more important to promote the apprenticeship family.

Get Involved

SDS wants businesses, industry, colleges, councils, training providers and those with a shared interest in the success of the apprenticeships to back Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 and encourage many more employers to take on apprentices.

An information page on Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 has been launched on the website, which includes an online form to enable employers and others to register any events or activity planned to take place during the campaign. There is also the opportunity for employers to pledge support by making the Apprenticeship Employer Promise to take on an apprentice.

Make the most of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018

  • Visit our campaign homepage to find out what’s already happening
  • Add your #ScotAppWeek18 event to our events listing or find out how to host one
  • Download our digital toolkit featuring images, posters and social media designs
  • Make the Apprenticeship Employer Promise
  • Promote the week by celebrating the achievements of your apprentices; share your story with a local newspaper or promote #ScotAppWeek18 on social media

If you have any questions please email or call 0141 285 6171.


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