Foundation Apprenticeships will be available to some High School pupils in Argyll from August 2016 in Engineering and Business Skills.
Foundation Apprenticeships take two years to complete and provide work-based learning opportunities 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.
For young people it’s the chance to get a head start on their career by gaining an industry-recognised qualification, work on real projects and broaden their career options when they leave school.
And for employers, it’s the chance to attract highly motivated and committed young people who are willing to learn, identify young people who are right for their business and ensure their organisation has people with the skills needed to prosper.