Career Guides

  • Foundation Apprenticeships: In Depth

    It’s the classic Catch 22 situation. Young people can’t find a job because they don’t have experience and they can’t get experience because they don’t have a job. That’s where Foundation Apprenticeships come in. This new scheme provides school pupils in Scotland with the opportunity to gain practical work experience, as well as an industry-recognised qualification on top ...
  • Think Social Care – Apprenticeships in Care

    Think you can help make a difference to people’s live? Personal and practical support is what social care is all about! So what is social care? It’s about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. It’s big business. In fact, there is around 1.55 million paid jobs in adult social care in England. It’s getting bigger. Adult ...
  • Five Benefits of being a Modern Apprentice

    It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week, with events taking place all over the country. Thousands of young people are already participating in Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) across a wide variety of sectors in Scotland right now. We look at five benefits of being a Modern Apprentice. You’ll earn while you learn As a Modern Apprentice, you will earn a living while working ...
  • What is a Modern Apprenticeship?

    Scottish Apprenticeship Week started on Monday, with events taking place all over the country. If you’re pondering which career path to take – or thinking of switching to a new career altogether – now is the ideal time to find out if a Modern Apprenticeship (MA) could be right for you. Thousands of people are working, learning and ...
  • Five Modern Apprenticeships you didn’t know existed

    A Modern Apprenticeship is a great way to gain practical work experience and qualifications accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) while earning money at the same time. In the past, Apprenticeships were usually associated with traditional trades, such as construction, joinery or engineering. But, with more than 80 different types of MAs available in all sorts ...