Employability, Skills and Learning Progress – Recommendation 11

Modern Apprenticeships

The Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland and Colleges Scotland should develop a plan to promote the Modern Apprenticeship programme to Early Service Leavers, veterans who would benefit from up-skilling or retraining, and spouses and partners.

2019 SVC evaluation of status:

Implemented, but work should continue

2019 update provided by the Scottish Government:

This recommendation has been met. Scottish Apprenticeship week (SAW) is held annually and is used to showcase to both employers and to those interested in Apprenticeships what is on offer across the employment spectrum in Scotland. During Scottish Apprenticeship week 2018, the dedicated page for Veterans on My World of Work (MWoW) was launched. Skills Development Scotland will continue to engage with Service leavers and veterans as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019, which will be held in March 2019. In addition, as part of the work SDS and the CTP is undertaking, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships will be promoted to Early Service Leavers, veterans and their families. This will include awareness of Apprenticeships.scot which is Skills Development Scotland’s ‘go to’ site on all matters relating to Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships. Awareness training for Careers Transition Partnership staff on all aspects of Apprenticeships in Scotland will be facilitated by SDS’ National Training Programme Team.

2020 SVC evaluation of status:

Fully implemented

2020 update provided by the Scottish Government:

Work has continued throughout 2020 and recommendation has now been assessed as fully met.

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