Recruiting an Apprentice is a fantastic way to build a skilled and motivated workforce. Through this work-based programme, employers are able hire someone new or up-skill existing employees.

Find out more about the types of apprenticeships that are available:

Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs)
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Foundation Apprenticeships are helping to ensure that young people have the experience they need and the skills employers want.

Lasting for two years, they are available to pupils in S5 and are taken alongside their other school subjects like National 5s or Highers. As well as spending time at college they will also spend time with employers like you.

By delivering the work based elements of a Foundation Apprenticeship, you will work in partnership with your local college to develop the next generation. Foundation Apprenticeship employers are better able to identify and retain fresh talent with the skills their business needs, and therefore could be part of your succession planning strategy.

Click here for more information from Skills Development Scotland on Foundation Apprenticeships.

“The Foundation Apprenticeship Scheme has made available another group of talented young people that we can expose to the water industry.  The extended structure of the work experience makes planning and providing a range of activities experience easier.  It lets the young person start to really feel part of the team and experience Scottish Water’s value and behaviours.  Both the young person and Scottish Water get an extended opportunity to explore if our industry is the best match for their future aspirations.”

Craig Jackson – People and Organisational Development – Scottish Water

If you are interested in recruiting a Foundation Apprentice or would like to find out more, contact

Modern Apprenticeships (MAs)
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Modern Apprenticeships are training programmes that help you to develop their workforce by training new staff or up-skilling existing employees. With over 80 Modern Apprenticeship frameworks covering hundreds of roles, your business will gain vital skills and talent while your apprentice gains industry-recognised qualifications based on highly structured training.

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Over 27,000 people start a Modern Apprenticeship every year?

The DYW Glasgow team works closely with key partners in the city to ensure we complement and support the existing provision.

There are various ways you can gain financial support through your recruitment of a Modern Apprentice. Find out more here.

If you are interested in recruiting a Modern Apprentice or would like to find out more, contact

Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs)
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Graduate Apprenticeships provide a new way into degree-level study for individuals who are currently employed, or who want to go straight into work.

Employees can equip themselves with higher levels of academic learning and industry accreditation, which helps them progress as professionals.

By investing in your staff through the apprenticeships, you can develop their workforce and support staff to develop their skills to industry and professional standards.

And, because they are designed around the needs of industry, you can have confidence that what your staff are learning at college or university will directly contribute to the success of your business.

If you are interested in recruiting a Graduate Apprentice or would like to find out more, contact