SDS Launch Foundation Apprenticeship Campaign

A new campaign to encourage people to top-up their skills with a foundation apprenticeship launches by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) on the 1 August.
Angus Employability - 01/01/2023


The campaign supports the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee, which aims to provide opportunities for every 16 to 24-year-old.

SDS is working at every level to provide support and opportunities for pupils, school leavers and beyond.

“We also work with other skills and economic agencies to understand the skills demand both locally and nationally, so that individuals can develop their skills and plan their careers,” Scotland’s national skills agency said.

“Scottish apprenticeships support both in-school and post-school opportunities for young people.  More than 12,000 employers support Scottish apprenticeships.

“Designed with employers for employers, they are demand-led and responsive to regional skills needs.”

Meanwhile a national survey of employers shows almost one in five have taken on apprentices.

Of the Scottish Government survey of 1,000 firms, 40% said they planned to continue or start offering apprenticeships in future – up from 26% in 2019.