There are over 80 different modern apprenticeships – covering job roles in sectors from healthcare and financial services, to construction, engineering, travel and creative and digital media.

Modern apprenticeships

Modern apprenticeships

Hear what a modern apprenticeship is like, from five apprentices.

Modern apprentices are employed, they train and study to gain an accredited qualification which is recognised by the industry they’re working in.   

There are four different levels of modern apprenticeship:

  • modern apprenticeships at SCQF 5 (SVQ 2)
  • modern apprenticeships at SCQF 6/7 (SVQ 3)
  • technical apprenticeships at SCQF 8/9
  • professional apprenticeships at SCQF 10 (SVQ 5)

Women in apprenticeships

Women in apprenticeships

Women in apprenticeships, working across various industries in Scotland.

To become a modern apprentice, you will usually need three or more National 4s (or Standard Grades at general level). Depending on the skills and qualifications you have, you may be able to start with a higher level modern apprenticeship. 

You can go on into full employment, take a higher level modern or graduate level apprenticeship, or go into higher education upon completion.

Useful summaries of each type of modern apprenticeship and the related job roles are on the My World of Work website.

MA Hannah's Story

Modern apprenticeships: Hannah's story

Hear Hannah's story about doing a modern creative apprenticeship.

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If you think an apprenticeship could be right for you, head over to Career Finder and create an account. 

You'll be able to: 

  • search for all apprenticeship roles
  • filter by subject area, role type, location, and level of apprenticeship
  • shortlist jobs
  • sign up for alerts
  • keep tabs on applications you've made

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