Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeships (MA) are all about learning while you work – and earning at the same time. At its core, a Modern Apprenticeship is a job like any other. But as well as getting paid, apprentices gain loads of practical work experience as part of a highly structured training programme. At the same time, they work towards a qualification that will really boost their careers. Now there’s a brand new apprenticeship for pupils moving into S5 who want to get a head-start in their career. A Foundation Apprenticeship takes two years to complete, and during this time students spend part of the week out of school, getting hands-on experience at college. They also work on real projects with a local employer. All the while, they’re studying towards an industry-recognised qualification – alongside their other subjects.

Watch the videos below to find out more about the benefits of choosing an apprenticeship to kick start your career.

Visit Scotland Apprentice – Rachel’s story

Murrie – Active Sports Modern Apprentice

BBC Apprentice – Stewart’s story

Business Admin Modern Apprenticeship – Amy’s story

Modern Apprenticeship – Hannah’s Story