Apprentice Information Event Thursday 11th March

Are you considering an apprenticeship? Or are you an employer keen to find out more about how to engage with training and apprenticeships?

At Train Shetland and Shetland College UHI, we provide Modern Apprenticeships for the people of Shetland. We have apprenticeships across 25 occupational areas and work with more than 70 employers. We currently have around 200 apprentices on our books and take on around 80-100 new apprentices each year; 90% of our apprentices go on to complete their apprenticeship.

Train Shetland have a contract with Skills Development Scotland who provide the funding to deliver Modern Apprenticeships. The funding is used to help meet the training costs of taking up an apprentice which otherwise would be borne by the employer. The initial demand for apprenticeships comes from employers and we work with them to source the most appropriate training solution for their requirements.

Train Shetland work in partnership with Shetland College UHI and the NAFC Marine Centre UHI so that training and learning is delivered locally. Where this is not available, Train Shetland have contracts with a number of other learning providers on the Scottish mainland.

Train Shetland also supports the provision of the Foundation Apprenticeship and Academy based programmes that are offered to S5 and S6 pupils. Students can undertake a Foundation Apprenticeship which they complete alongside their school subjects. The Foundation Apprenticeship combines periods of learning in college with experience of working in industry and helps equip the pupils to a route into an apprenticeship or college study.

You can join Train Shetland and DYW Shetland for a free online session about apprenticeships on Thursday 11th March at 11am.

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