Apprenticeships information for employers

There are different ways employers can recruit new apprentices and strengthen their workforce:

For more information on how to recruit apprentices visit

Why recruit an apprentice?

Skills Development Scotland surveyed over 2,500 employers to hear their views on Modern Apprenticeships and the benefits they bring to their businesses. The survey has shown that employers are continuing to invest in Modern Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship levy

All UK employers with annual salary bills of more than £3 million will pay an apprenticeship levy.

The Scottish Government's response to the UK Government apprenticeship levy, outlines that they will use the levy to further support skills, training and employment in Scotland.

This support includes commitments to expanding the Modern Apprenticeship programme and continuing with the implementation of Developing the Young Workforce - Youth Employment Strategy.

Visit for more information on the apprenticeship levy and how it might affect your business.