Additional 500 Modern Apprenticeship places in Scotland

18 May 2015

To mark the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week an extra 500 apprenticeship places will be funded over the next year following a £3.8 million investment.

The funding will also be used to create more opportunities for young people still at school through work-based Foundation Apprenticeships for senior secondary pupils, which will provide industry recognised qualifications and first hand insight into the world of work.

The 500 places are the first step to expand Skills Development Scotland’s current apprentice programme from 25,000 to 30,000 by 2020.

The First Minister met with some of the female apprentice mechanics at GTG Training which is owned by Arnold Clark, to highlight the opportunities open to young women through the new funding to encourage them to consider roles traditionally filled by men. Arnold Clark has seen 160 apprentices starting this year – of which 31 are female.

Read the full press release.

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