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21 July 2023

Survey seeks sector feedback to develop apprenticeships

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The views of employers of all sizes across Scotland’s Accountancy sector are needed to support the development of apprenticeships for the industry which will meet current and future skills needs.

The design and development of Accounting apprenticeships across Scotland are being reviewed and refreshed through a new industry-led approach to ensure skills and qualifications are not only fit for purpose; but fit for the future. 

Individuals and representatives from across the sector have been working to develop a new apprenticeship, and Skills Development Scotland is now seeking feedback on the apprenticeship through an online survey. 

The survey will take around 30 to 45 minutes to complete and will ask for feedback on the content of the apprenticeship and the skills which are relevant to the apprenticeship.

Anyone with an interest in apprenticeships and skills for the sector should take part in the survey.

SDS is especially interested in hearing from employers, employees or representatives or stakeholders from across the industry, such as trade bodies, trade unions, awarding bodies and training providers.  

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The survey can be found by visiting and participants should complete it by 25th August 2023. 

Apprenticeship Development Manager at SDS, Laura McEwan said: “The survey offers individuals a unique opportunity to influence and inform the direction of skills development and the training on offer across the Accountancy sector.

"While we have representation from employees and employers of different types, sizes and location from across the country, along with the wider industry stakeholders and trade union partners, I’d encourage anyone with an interest to participate”.