Information about Modern Apprenticeships
Modern apprenticeships give your child an opportunity to learn and gain qualifications and skills, and can lead to offers of employment. The work experience also counts towards an industry-recognised qualification, which can improve your child’s opportunities when applying to advanced college or university.
There are around 80 types of Modern Apprenticeships available, in a wide range of careers from healthcare and financial services to construction and IT. Young people receive on the job training and gain general skills such as teamwork and timekeeping, and skills specific to their career choice.
They're also paid a wage during the Modern Apprenticeship (either the National Minimum Wage or the standard rate of pay for apprenticeships in that industry) and receive a certain amount of paid holiday.
Find out more about Modern Apprenticeships from Skills Development Scotland.