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There’s no one better to promote apprenticeships than successful apprentices themselves – that’s the thinking behind Scotland’s Apprentice Network!

Teachers can now access a whole network of apprentices and book time for them to talk to pupils or take part in an event at your school, via the Marketplace area on My World of Work.

Skills Development Scotland has been growing the membership of Scotland’s Apprentice Network (SAN) by working closely with employers and Developing Young Workforce (DYW) groups to get apprentices from all sectors and regions to sign up.


The Network is for apprentices, past and present, from all over Scotland who are passionate about work-based learning and keen to talk about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship. It aims to have at least one member available to every secondary school in Scotland – all 357 – so that every school can easily arrange a visit by an apprentice, whenever it needs to.

Apprentices will represent their employer and can give a positive account of their own industry, skillset and pathway into this.

There are so many benefits with tapping into the Network. All members are:
• keen to give a positive account of their own industry, skillset and pathway into their apprenticeship
• can be booked to give talks at assembly, classroom sessions, parents’ evenings or any other events
• are keen to talk to and answer questions from school pupils
• can have a great impact with pupils who are making career/ subject choices
• represent their employer and therefore have employer endorsement as an effective advocate of apprenticeships

So if you are a teacher and would like a successful, enthusiastic apprentice to talk to your pupils about the real skills needed by employers today and in the future, visit Marketplace through My World of Work in the first instance to book a Network Member’s time.

If you have any questions about this, contact a member of the team at Skills Development Scotland.

• Find out more about the Network

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