Give someone a chance through an apprenticeship and build the skilled workforce your business needs.

The Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme combines paid employment with work-based learning and leads to industry-recognised vocational qualifications.

Modern Apprenticeships help you to grow your business and your workforce. They are suitable for both new recruits and existing employees, offering them the chance to gain skills and qualifications relevant to the nature and level of their current job without having to study full-time, so you can create the talent your business needs.

As part of the Scottish Government's commitment to give every young person the chance to succeed, there are new funding opportunities to help employers support the next generation, including:

  • Apprenticeship Employer Grant
    Aims to encourage more employers to take on an apprentice or upskill an existing staff member through an apprenticeship.
    The funding includes: 
    • £5,000 for employers taking on or upskilling a 16 to 24-year through an apprenticeship, and for those aged up to 29 years who have a disability, are care experienced or are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background.  
    • £3,500 for employers taking on or upskilling an individual aged 25 and over through an apprenticeship.
    Funding available until 25th March 2021 (or until funding levels are exceeded).
  • Adopt an Apprentice
    The financial incentive helps you cover the wage and recruitment costs of taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant from another employer.
    Take on a Modern or Graduate Apprentice on the same apprenticeship to complete their training and get £5,000 to help cover wage and recruitment costs. The incentive covers all sectors.

We can help you access these, and other, funding opportunities.

If you'd like to recruit a Modern Apprentice, we can help by arranging an initial work placement at no cost to your business. In addition, if you have existing employees interested in becoming an MA simply contact us for more information.

Dundee and Angus College currently offers Modern Apprenticeships in:

Business sector

  • Business & Administration: SCQF level 5 | SCQF level 6
  • Facilities Management: SCQF level 5 | SCQF level 7

Care sector

  • Children and Young People: SCQF level 6 | SCQF level 7 | SCQF level 8-10
  • Clinical (Healthcare): SCQF level 6 | SCQF level 7
  • Leadership and Management: SCQF level 8-10
  • Playwork: SCQF level 6 | SCQF level 7 | SCQF level 8-10
  • Social Services in Health: SCQF level 6 | SCQF level 7
  • Social Services in Health Care: SCQF level 6

Creative, Cultural & Digital sector

  • Digital Marketing: SCQF level 6
  • Hairdressing & Barbering: SCQF level 5 | SCQF level 6
  • Hospitality: SCQF level 5 | SCQF level 6 | SCQF level 7
  • IT and Telecommunications: SCQF level 6

Science, Technologies and Landbased sector

  • Automotive: SCQF level 7
  • Construction: Technical: SCQF level 6
  • Engineering: SCQF level 6
  • Engineering Construction: SCQF level 6
  • Horticulture: SCQF level 5 | SCQF level 6
  • Life Science and Related Science Industries: SCQF level 6 | SCQF level 7
  • Process Manufacturing: SCQF level 6

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Interested to find out how Modern Apprenticeships could benefit your business?

Contact us to start the conversation:

Business sector
Alison Hamon

Care sector
Lucinda Mason

Creative, Cultural & Digital sector
Laura Louch

Science, Technologies and Landbased sector
Bruce Donaldson