What's in it for me?

You get paid while you learn a career for life.  Apprenticeships appeal to students who are looking to learn through hands-on experience and, if you want to progress beyond this, apprenticeship qualifications can open doors to further study, including going to University or studying through Open University. Vocational Qualifications are listed on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

You will have the full support of one of your trainee advisors, as well as your supervisor at work, throughout the course of the apprenticeship.  Our advisors are there to support your development, both at college and at work, making sure you are learning the key skills employers are looking for.

We liaise with a wide variety of industry sectors so there are a wide range of different apprenticeships, and the list is growing each year.  We aim to continue to develop this and hope you will find something that meets your interests.

All apprenticeships include the following:

• An SVQ or NVQ Level 2 or 3 qualification
• Key skills such as communication, team working, problem solving and using your initiative
• A technical qualification such as City & Guilds or other qualification relevant to your industry sector

Your apprenticeship will also always consist of a combination of on-the-job learning and college tuition through block or day release, or distance learning.  You will be assessed in the workplace and, ultimately, will receive your Modern Apprentice certificate if you successfully complete your training.

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Train Shetland – Vocational Training manages Modern Apprenticeships across a wide range of companies throughout Shetland. We support a range of applicants; school leavers, students and adults, looking for skills-based employment with training. We are also responsible for co-coordinating Undergraduate summer placements with local companies through a national enterprise scheme.