Modern apprenticeships

Are you interested in becoming an apprentice?

An apprentice is someone:

  • who is employed
  • who is learning on-the-job
  • earning a wage from day one
  • working towards an industry-recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 or over. If you're over 25 you can still apply but your employer may have to pay for the cost of training, depending on the sector and apprenticeship selected.

A modern apprenticeship is a great way to start or develop your career. Not only do you learn while working, you gain a qualification too.

What are my options?

We manage the modern apprenticeship frameworks in the social service sector. The frameworks available are:

What can an apprenticeship lead to?

A career in social services is challenging and rewarding and you can make a positive difference to people’s lives. You can work with lots of different people including with adults, older people, children and young people and in many areas such as care homes, day care centres etc.

Visit your career in care page to find out more.

How do I apply for a modern apprenticeship?

Visit Skills Development Scotland's My World of Work website to search for the latest modern apprenticeship vacancies or if you are already in employment search for training providers running the courses above.