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A national campaign will show that apprenticeships work for Scotland by giving people the skills employers need now and for the future.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: Apprenticeships Work takes place from 7 to 11 March 2022.

Employers, apprentices, learning providers and schools across the country can get involved in the week, which will show how apprenticeships work for everyone.

Respond to industry

Developed in partnership with employers, apprenticeships continue to adapt to respond to industry needs.

Scottish Apprenticeships work by providing thousands of jobs and work-based learning opportunities across Scotland every year.

The Scottish Government is committed to increasing the number of apprenticeships in Scotland and they are a crucial part of the Young Person's Guarantee, providing thousands of opportunities for young people affected by the pandemic.

Apprenticeships can also help to drive equity of opportunity and give employers the tools and support to be inclusive in recruitment.

“Scottish Apprenticeships have a key role to play as part of the national endeavour to drive a fairer, greener economic recovery.”

Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, Jamie Hepburn

Supporting skills development

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland and aims to encourage uptake of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships by employers and individuals.

The Scottish Apprenticeship Awards will take place during the Week to recognise the achievements of apprentices, apprentice employers and learning providers across the country.

Skills Development Scotland Chair, Frank Mitchell said: “Employers are continuing to back work-based learning and benefit from apprenticeships.

“Scottish Apprenticeship Week will show that apprenticeships work through strengthening businesses and supporting skills development for people across the country.”

Providing critical skills

Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, Jamie Hepburn said: “Apprenticeships work by enabling people from all backgrounds to access work-based learning opportunities and provide critical skills that employers need, both now and in the future.

“Scottish Apprenticeships have a key role to play as part of the national endeavour to drive a fairer, greener economic recovery.”

Get involved

The Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022 campaign hub is now live on apprenticeships.scot.

A digital campaign toolkit is available to download for more information and ideas on how to get involved.

Supporters can also register their activity or events on the apprenticeships.scot campaign hub to promote on the online events calendar.

More information

Find out more about Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022 on apprenticeships.scot

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