Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships continue to play an important factor in developing the skills of the Scottish workforce. In 2013, Scottish Union Learning received funding from Skills Development Scotland to undertake work on Modern Apprenticeships with a particular focus on equalities. This included updating the Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit.

The latest version of the Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit (which includes the Case Studies booklet and the Your Rights as a Modern Apprentice publication) was published in April 2014. The Toolkit provides an overview of Modern Apprenticeships and outlines how unions can successfully engage with the programme.

The toolkit and supporting documents can be downloaded from the Related Resources box on this page, or from the links below:

You can also read our Modern Apprenticeships FAQs.

For further information on Modern Apprenticeships, contact:
Tommy Breslin, Senior Development Officer, on 0141 337 8152 or send an email.

Annual STUC Apprenticeships Event - Thursday, 30 May 2024

STUC and Scottish Union Learning are hosting their 2nd annual event to support apprentices in Scotland. 

The theme this year is Skills Generation: Building skills to move forward and will focus on how to equip apprentices with skills in inclusiveness, new technology, and health and safety.  A  detailed agenda can be found in the 'Related resources' section of this page.

The event is for apprentices who are union members, their union reps and union officers. Please ensure you have permission from your union to attend before booking.

For more information and to book please visit:  bit.ly/STUCAppEvent24

Related resources

Agenda 2024 STUC Apprenticeships EventAgenda 2024 STUC Apprenticeships Event

Fair Work in Practice - NUJ Case Study: Opportunity This is the third in a series of five apprenticeship case studies from a range of unions working in different sectors.

Fair Work in Practice - RMT Case Study: Security This is the first in a series of five apprenticeship case studies from a range of unions working in different sectors.

Fair Work in Practice - Unite the Union Case Study: Effective Voice This is the last in a series of five apprenticeship case studies from a range of unions working in different sectors.

Fair Work in Practice - Unite the Union Case Study: Fulfilment This is the fourth in a series of five apprenticeship case studies from a range of unions working in different sectors.

Modern Apprenticeship Case StudiesModern Apprenticeship Case Studies This second edition of the Modern Apprenticeship Case Studies publication has a greater focus on equalities.

The Modern Apprenticeship ToolkitThe Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit This is the second edition of the Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit.

Your Rights as a Modern ApprenticeYour Rights as a Modern Apprentice 2023 update: The 2014 edition contains useful information however is being updated to reflect changes in Scotland.

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