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20 December 2023

Skills Generation celebrated for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

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The value of apprenticeship skills is set to be celebrated during Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 from 4 to 8 March.

Skills Generation

Apprentices, employers, learning providers, local authorities, schools and all those supporting and investing in Scottish Apprenticeships are gearing up for the nationwide campaign.

The Week, co-ordinated by Scotland’s skills agency Skills Development Scotland, will shine a spotlight on the benefits work-based learning brings to people of all ages and backgrounds, employers of all sizes and the country.

The theme for Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 is Skills Generation, to recognise that Scottish Apprenticeships are creating the new generation of Scotland’s skilled workforce.

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Vital skills for the people, business and economy

Apprenticeships bolster the Scottish Government’s ambition to harness people’s skills, talents and abilities, to support the nation’s success.

Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships are generating high quality opportunities for people to help them achieve their full potential.

Over 40,000 apprentices are supporting around 12,000 businesses across the country, gaining skills employers need now and in the future.

Scottish Apprenticeships are also generating growth for Scotland’s economy, with every £1 public investment in apprenticeships returning up to £4-5 to the Scottish exchequer.

According to the Scottish Government’s latest research, seven in ten Scottish employers consider an individual’s meta-skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking and communication to be critical when recruiting – all skills that are embedded into apprenticeship learning and training.

Apprentices recognised

As part of the campaign, amazing apprentices and employers from across the length and breadth of the country will be recognised through the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

Category winners will be announced during Scottish Apprenticeship Week before finding out who has earned the title of Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year.

To get involved in Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 visit for more information and to download the online resources.

Get involved

For more information aboout Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 and to download the Skills Generation resources visit

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