The facts about apprenticeships

With so much competition for jobs in all sectors of industry, it is good to develop new skills and gain marketable qualifications while you work.

The main feature of apprenticeship training is that your child must be employed and their employer must support their training in the workplace.

Your child will earn and learn at the same time.  Although the initial wages can often be quite low, this is because they are just starting out and need time to be effective their job.  As they progress through their training, their wages are likely to increase, with their fully qualified rate matching the adult wage rate for the sector.

Many of our Modern Apprentice programmes require attendance at Shetland College or the NAFC Marine Centre.  For some disciplines, the trainee must attend other Scottish colleges such as Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Trainee travel and lodging costs for attending mainland colleges are met by us.

You can find out more in this section about the various types of qualifications your child could gain during an apprenticeship, and how Train Shetland can assist them and their employer.

Check out the case studies and watch video clips of qualified apprentices.

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