Hundreds of young people, parents, carers and teachers have visited the first Scottish Apprenticeship Show of 2017 in Glasgow.
4 September 2017
The free event, taking place at the Royal Concert Hall, is a
chance to talk to employers and apprentices, ask questions and get
the right information about apprenticeships.
Along with information available at the events, hands-on
activities are on offer to allow young people to get a greater
insight into the knowledge and skills needed for an
Parents and carers can also get involved and find out why an
apprenticeship could be the right move for their children.
The Scottish Apprenticeship Show will travel to Edinburgh and
Aberdeen in October.
Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate
Level Apprenticeships are all available in Scotland.
There are more than 26,000 Modern Apprenticeship opportunities
each year across Scotland covering hundreds of different job
Modern Apprenticeships provide young people with an opportunity
to work, learn and earn.
New Foundation Apprenticeships mean pupils can benefit from
work-based learning while still at school.
A Foundation Apprenticeship is taken over two years, usually
starting when pupils are in fifth year at school, alongside other
qualifications like Highers and National 5s.
But pupils will spend time away from school, at college and with
an employer, so they get real, practical work experience and a
Graeme Hendry, SDS Regional Partnership & Delivery Manger
for Foundation Apprenticeships said: "Foundation Apprenticeships
are a chance for pupils to get a head start on their careers by
gaining an industry-recognised qualification, work on real projects
and give themselves more options - all before they leave
There are currently 10 different types, or frameworks, on offer
through Foundation Apprenticeships, all of which have been
identified as crucial areas in Scotland's economy, from engineering
to social care and healthcare.
Source - Skills Development Scotland