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 for your business visit apprenticeships.scot.

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.

Key statistics from Skills Development Scotland survey about Modern Apprenticeships

Read results of SDS survey

Apprenticeship Levy

All UK employers with annual salary bills of more than £3million 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 apprenticeships.scot for more information on the apprenticeship levy and how it might affect your business.