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Apprenticeships have changed, with more than 80 different types covering hundreds of jobs. With a Modern Apprenticeship you get a job, get paid and get qualified - in some roles right up to degree level. No wonder more than 25,000 people choose a Modern Apprenticeship every year. Want to know more? At you can search for apprenticeships, apply for apprenticeship jobs and find out more about the different levels of qualifications. You can also check out Foundation Apprenticeships which help you kick-start your career before you even leave school. Go to and follow @apprentice_scot.  From Skills Development Scotland.

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Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships create stronger links between young people, education and employers and to give young people a head start in their career.

A Foundation Apprenticeship lasts for two years and is studied alongside other school subjects (typically National 5s and Highers).  Starting in S4 or S5, pupils will spend time at college and with a local employer, gaining industry-recognised qualifications and completing elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still in full-time education.

Upon successful completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship young people can continue their studies at college or university, go into direct employment or gain accelerated entry onto a related Modern Apprenticeship.

Every year more young people will have access to Foundation Apprenticeships in a growing range of subjects matched to industries that need talented young people.

Interested?  Visit to find out what’s available in your area and how you can kick-start your career.

2 apprentice vacancies that need filled asap.


a)      Grant Wilson Joinery, based in Durris (AB316EB) they are looking for a Joiner – email Linda on


b)      MKM Slaters based in Banchory. Looking for a roofer - email Mark on