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In Scotland, the continuation of the well-established and successful Modern Apprenticeship system along with the expansion of Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships affords stability and continuity. We are delivering more Apprenticeships in Scotland than ever before with a record number of starts in 2018/19.

We remain on track to provide 29,000 Apprenticeships starts (including 1,300 Graduate Apprenticeships) in 2019/20, and Foundation Apprenticeships are now available in 272 secondary schools in Scotland, with 5,000 opportunities available for 2019. We continue to prioritise, and enable pipelines into higher level training and STEM subjects to drive the fair, sustainable and inclusive growth needed for a thriving Scottish economy.