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Build a Better Workforce

What is a Modern Apprenticeship?

MAs are funded through Skills Development Scotland and offer employers an opportunity to train new employees or upskill existing staff. They cover a huge range of job types and industry sectors and apprentices will work towards an industry-recognised qualification, bringing in new skills and ideas to your business.

At the City of Glasgow College, we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeship programmes. These include:

5 easy steps to getting started!

  1. Contact our Workforce Development Team for free advice and support to get you started

  2. Choose a Modern Apprenticeship that fits your business. Visit Apprenticeships Scotland to choose from one of the 80+ frameworks available.

  3. Decide who your apprentice will be, a new employee or upskilling an existing one, either way you can get help towards the costs. 

  4. Hire your Modern Apprentice.

  5. Register your interest at the City of Glasgow College.

What salary should I offer?

You are responsible for paying the MAs wages. The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour, however, think about what level of salary will attract the best candidates and about what others are offering.

Financial Incentives

Adopt an Apprentice

If you take on a Modern Apprentice who's been made redundant from another employer, there's a £5000 financial incentive for your business.
Find out more.

Access to Work

Access to Work is a publicly funded employment support programme that aims to help more disabled people start or stay in work. It can provide practical and financial support for people who have a disability or long term physical or mental health condition. Support can be provided where someone needs help or adaptations beyond reasonable adjustments.

How can it help me?

Access to Work can help you:

  • Hire disabled people with the skills you need.
  • Retain an employee who develops a disability or long term condition (keeping their valuable skills and saving both time and money recruiting a replacement).
  • Show that you value and will support your employees by having good employment policies and practices.

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