Unemployment rates in Scotland are significantly higher for young people compared with adults. To change this, we need to support pupils to build the skills they’ll need to be successful when they leave school.
Foundation Apprenticeships have been developed to help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access work-based learning while they’re still at school.
Dundee and Angus College are offering six Foundation Apprenticeship programmes, starting in 2017 summer term:
Find out more about what the college is offering by contacting Kathryn Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01382 834897 You can also speak to your school Guidance Teacher (Dundee schools) or Pupil Care and Support Teacher (Angus schools).
Foundation Apprenticeships are a work-based learning opportunity for secondary school pupils in S5 and S6. Young people spend time out of school at college or with a local employer, and complete the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects like National 5s and Highers.
The qualification takes two years to complete and is linked to one of six key sectors of the Scottish economy, so young people are getting industry experience which will help them kick-start a successful career in their chosen field.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced the expansion of the Foundation Apprenticeship programme, read the full news story here.
Two of our Social Services and Healthcare Foundation Apprentices have shared their story: