Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships allow young people over 16 to work and train for an industry appropriate qualification while being paid.

Some advice:

  • keep checking Twitter and Instagram as some organisations only advertise their apprenticeships at certain times of the year and for a short time period.
  • do extensive research – make sure you understand the qualification you will gain and the time period of your apprenticeship.
  • consider the next steps – what is likely to happen  after you finish the apprenticeship
  • Watch case studies of apprentices. Eg

https://www.apprenticeships.scot/become-an-ma/

Apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships in Scotland:

 

  • Foundation apprenticeships 
  • Modern apprenticeships
  • Graduate level apprenticeships

 

Foundation apprenticeships

  • counts as a Higher (B)
  • during S5 and S6 while still at school
  • built in work experience
  • click below for short video clip

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Modern apprenticeships

  • learn on the job
  • get the experience you need
  • work towards a qualification
  • click below for short video

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Graduate level apprenticeships

  • spend most of your time at work, learning on the job –
  • normally about a day a week at university
  • the work you do goes towards your uni assignments
  • Work towards a Degree while being paid.

(Note that apprenticeships in Scotland are different from apprenticeships in England – please see the list above)

 

at Balfron High School

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