FAQ – Candidates

Frequently asked questions

Information for Candidates


Absolutely nothing! All training costs are covered by government funding and your wages are paid by your employer. Skills Development Scotland are a publicly funded organisation that allocates money and manages the distribution of funds to National Training Providers.

Modern Apprenticeships allow you to earn a wage, whilst gaining an industry recognised qualification. This gives you a chance to learn on the job, make a living, and avoid student debt. A Modern Apprenticeship can be especially advantageous for those who do not enjoy learning in a classroom environment and prefer to try an alternative style of education

However long you take! Depending on the qualification being worked towards, our apprentices usually complete their course within 6 to 12 months.

As an apprentice, you are paid in both money and new skills. The government have a minimum wage in place as a guide for employers for a bare minimum to what you will be paid. Employers will sometimes see this wage as contribution towards training and time invested in you. Just because you are doing an apprenticeship, doesn’t mean your wage is going to be low.

Great! Firstly, have a look at our range of qualifications on offer and pick the apprenticeship that is relevant to the work you do within your current job role. Have a discussion with your manager and ensure that they are on board. Remember, learning new skills will not only benefit you; the new skills will also make you a more valuable asset to the business. Once you are ensure that the apprenticeship is right for you and your employer, complete our online form and one of our team will be in touch.

As long as you are aged between 16-19 years old, not currently in full time education, and have a desire to gain new skills and open up a whole new career path, we would love to hear from you. Just click the link and submit your CV here

Click Here to have a look at the roles we are currently recruiting for. Also, keep your eye on our Facebook Page & Twitter Feed for all the latest news.


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