Become a MA at SQA – Modern Apprentice recruitment 2016

Modern Apprentices chatting in the work place

In March 2016, we began recruiting for our fifth annual intake of Modern Apprentices, targeting young people from our local communities in Glasgow and Midlothian and giving them the opportunity to apply for a limited number of places in our Pathway Apprenticeship programme.

Our Modern Apprentices all have the opportunity to complete a Scottish Vocational Qualification (Level 3) in Business and Administration, and a Higher National Certificate in Administration and IT at a local college during their employment.

For this year’s recruitment drive, we produced a short film featuring previous and current Modern Apprentices, talking about the benefits of earning while learning at SQA.

Among those featuring in the film was Sean Gartland. Sean was SQA’s first Modern Apprentice to have been offered a permanent position after completing his training, and now works as a Customer Service Operator within the Business Development Customer Service Team.

Sean said: ‘I was told about SQA’s Modern Apprenticeship scheme by my careers advisor at school.  I thought it sounded like an interesting opportunity, and when I was told that I would be able to study for an HNC at college and towards an SVQ while I was working, I knew it was something I wanted to do.’

Maidie Cahill, Director of Corporate Services at SQA, said: ‘We have been a proud supporter of Scottish Apprenticeship Week for a number of years, and since 2012 we have recruited 15 young people to work at our sites in Glasgow and Dalkeith.’