Get started with Modern Apprenticeships

Whether you’re hiring someone new, or up-skilling an existing employee, follow these steps to get your business involved in Modern Apprenticeships.

Funding your apprenticeship

You’ll pay their wages just like any other employee. Skills Development Scotland contribute towards the costs of training. Use the contribution tables to see the level of funding they offer.

Funding support (age 16-24)
Funding support (age 25+)

Find an apprenticeship

There are over 80 Modern Apprenticeships from construction to digital media. Each framework tells you who the apprenticeship is suitable for and what’s involved. Click here to browse frameworks.

Figured out which type of Modern Apprenticeship you want to offer? The next step is to find a provider who’ll deliver the training.

Your local West Highland College delivers the following:
  • Business & Administration
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Professional Cookery
  • Hospitality Services
  • Hospitality Supervision Leadership
Click here to find other learning providers.

Diversity is good for business

We want to ensure that apprenticeships are accessible. The benefit for you? A more diverse workforce is good for business. Plus, the funding contribution for disabled people and care experienced young people is at the highest level from ages 16 up to and including 29.

Inclusive recruitment guides

This short guide gives you practical and often low-cost or free measures to source, attract and retain apprentices or employees you might have otherwise overlooked or failed to entice. Skills Development Scotland offer tips on how you can widen your search for candidates and ensure your selection process is fair to all applicants.

Download the guides

Got a question?

From finding out about salary setting to travel and equipment costs, understanding the role of a learning provider to the vacancy upload process, see below frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get advice on apprenticeships

Contact your local DYW Employer Engagement Team for further information.

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