Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

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Scottish Apprenticeships Stats & Facts

Did you know there are more than 12,000 employers involved in Scottish Apprenticeships and around 43,000 apprentices in jobs and work-based learning across Scotland?

Research shows* the most common reasons for employers supporting apprenticeships are:

  • To provide young people with opportunities (91%)
  • To train workers in core skills (81%)
  • Because provide industry experience (80%)

*SDS apprentice employer surveys for employers

  • Advertise an apprenticeship job for free
  • gets around 800,000 visits a year
  • Up to 700+ live apprenticeship vacancies every month

Support for employers

Find information on support including contributions to learning costs, additional funding incentives, employer advice and help on inclusive recruitment on