It’s never been more important to show our support for apprenticeships! Scottish Apprenticeship Week is a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employers and the economy.
This year, Scottish Apprenticeship Week shines a light on the great things that happen when business backs talent through apprenticeships. Apprenticeships enable employers to develop the skills they need to adapt, sustain and strengthen their businesses.
Talented individuals of all ages and backgrounds have the chance to reach their potential with an apprenticeship.
In challenging times, apprentices can play a vital role in supporting businesses and the economy now and for the future. For businesses backing talent, who can give someone the chance of an apprenticeship – there's more support than ever before. The week also provides information on the range of support available for employers to back talent through apprenticeships.
We want all those with a shared interest in apprenticeships to back Scottish Apprenticeship Week. This includes apprentices, businesses, industry, schools, colleges, universities, councils and learning providers.
Employers: can use the week to highlight how your business is backing talent; show the benefits apprenticeships bring to your business and to encourage others to give someone the chance of an apprenticeship.
Learning providers: could highlight your support for employers investing in apprenticeships; raise awareness of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and promote the work you do to make sure apprentices achieve their potential.
Individuals: can share your apprenticeship story; highlight the benefits of businesses backing talent through apprenticeships and inspire others with what you have achieved thanks to your apprenticeship.
Here are three simple ways you can get involved:
What are DYW doing?
Nationally DYW and SDS are hosting a virtual event on Tuesday 2nd March (11am-12pm), the event will provide employers of all sizes with the latest information about apprenticeships, current funding support and practical advice on how to take on an apprentice - whether a new recruit or upskilling an existing employee.
Apprentice employers will share their experiences of recruiting and supporting apprentices and the range of ways apprenticeships add value to their companies.
Click here to register for this event.
Regionally DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian will be hosting 4 events for parents, carers and young people - Find Out More.