Apprenticeships help you build the experience and skills that employers want to see. No matter what stage you’re at, they’ll help you get set for a bright future. And now, there are more ways than ever to get involved.  The following videos will provide you with more information relating to the types of apprenticeships available:

Foundation Apprenticeship

In S5 or S6, you can do a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of your senior subject choices. You’ll get the chance to learn in a real workplace and develop the new skills your future employers need, giving you a competitive edge while you’re still at school.

Modern Apprenticeship

A Modern Apprenticeship is all about learning while you work – and earning at the same time.

At its core, it’s a job like any other, but as well as getting paid, apprentices gain loads of practical work experience as part of a highly structured training programme. At the same time, they work towards a qualification developed and recognised by industry.

In the past, apprenticeships were mostly in the trades. Things have changed. Today, there are over 80 types of apprenticeships – and hundreds of jobs– covering everything from financial services to science.

With a Modern Apprenticeship you get a job, get paid and get qualified – in some roles right up to degree level. No wonder more than 25,000 people choose a Modern Apprenticeship every year. Want to know more?

Graduate Apprenticeship

The Graduate Level Apprenticeship programme is for young people who would like to get a job, get paid and get a degree at the same time.

A Graduate Apprenticeship helps you build the skills and knowledge that employers need. You’ll work, get paid, and achieve a degree – even up to masters’ level.  You’ll spend most of your time learning on the job, but will also be a student at a university or college.

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