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Every year, employers, learning providers and apprentices across the country get behind Scottish Apprenticeship Week by hosting a range of events and activities to celebrate the benefits of work-based learning.

It also showcases apprentices who have chosen work-based learning to develop their careers.

This year’s week is set to be even bigger, as Scottish Apprenticeships continue to grow.

Co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Apprenticeship Week is an annual campaign which highlights the commitment of businesses who have decided to invest in the skills of their workforce.

It also showcases apprentices who have chosen work-based learning to develop their careers.

This year’s week is set to be even bigger, as Scottish Apprenticeships continue to grow.

Apprenticeships have become fundamental to the growth and success of Scotland’s economy.

There is a commitment to continue to increase the number of Foundation, Modern and Graduate apprenticeship opportunities, enabling employers to tap into a bigger pipeline of talent.

Director of National Training Programmes, Katie Hutton said: “Scottish Apprenticeships are increasingly becoming a vital means for industry to shape its workforce.

“More and more individuals are recognising the benefits of work-based learning, with opportunities to gain skills in careers for the future.

 “Scottish Apprenticeship Week shines a light on the major contribution apprenticeships make across all business sectors and the difference they make to the lives of thousands of people across the country.”

Through Scottish Apprenticeship Week, SDS wants partners such as councils, industry, learning providers, schools and employers to back the week and encourage many more employers to take on apprentices.

This year’s #ScotAppWeek will also be encouraging people, including current and past apprentices, to show their gratitude for individuals who have made a difference to their career.

In the run up to the Week, SDS will provide more information and support on ways to get involved.

The apprenticeship.scot 2019 campaign page currently features activity from last year’s Week to provide inspiration and ideas for this year.

More information

Visit the campaign homepage on app.scot and for enquiries contact scotapprenticeweek@sds.co.uk

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