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In a nutshell, it’s on-the-job training for current or new employees that leads to an industry-approved qualification.
More than 80 different types of Modern Apprenticeships are on offer from traditional industries such as construction and engineering through to sports management and digital media.
Find a full list here and below. (Pictured right, Cheryl Pryde)
No. You can take on an apprentice whether you run a small firm or an international company. Most Modern Apprenticeships are open to people aged 16-24, although a small number are available to older people.
A training provider will support you through the hiring process. They will deal with funding for the training and offer assistance to you and the apprentice.
Whilst the size of your business doesn't impact your ability to take on an apprentice you might be interested in the Apprenticeship Levy, it's consultation and potential impact on you.
"The benefits Modern Apprenticeships bring to the business include high quality trainees who can rise to senior levels in their operations. It is a big commitment but if you are building a business to last it is the right thing to do."
“We support apprenticeships because they bring a long-term security to the business and they will help us survive for the future. It also allows us to train the apprentices in the skills that are very particular to Lothian Buses.”
“Apprenticeships are a great way for employers to develop industry and site specific skills that benefit their organisations."
Visit apprenticeships.scot, the go-to place for everything MA, where you can advertise vacancies, check out case studies and see some of the other employers who are involved. You can also call 0800 783 6000 for support.
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