I thought an apprentice was for learning a trade, not to manage Facebook, build websites or work in the office?

Things have now changed. The Scottish Government have set a target to get 36,000 Modern Apprenticeships into work by 2020. As well as traditional trade-based apprenticeships, there are now a whole host of roles where someone 16-24 can complete a Modern Apprenticeship including IT, Digital Marketing, and Business Administration. This change has seen funding being made available for the qualification through Skills Development Scotland, and the only expense on your part would be the apprentice’s wages.