A Modern Apprenticeship is a great way to start or develop your career. Not only do you learn while working, you gain a qualification too.
A job + work-based training = a Modern Apprenticeship
Becoming a Modern Apprentice (MA) is a great way to kick start any career. How else could you learn on the job, receive invaluable practical experience and work towards an industry-recognised vocational qualification, whilst getting paid?
A Modern Apprentice is:
- Someone who is employed
- Someone who is learning on-the-job
- Someone earning a wage from day one
- Someone working towards a industry-recognised qualification
- Modern Apprenticeships within Fife Council are open to anyone aged between 16 and 24.
To view all frameworks available click on the Skills Development Scotland website:
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What will I get out of it?
Learning while you work provides you with the best of both worlds – hands on work experience and studying rolled into one. Modern Apprenticeships contain a mixture of theory and practice. In addition to developing practical skills specific to your job, you will achieve a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ), or equivalent, at Level 2 (SCQF 5) or above, of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
What are the different levels of Modern Apprenticeships?
Modern Apprenticeships are available at four different SVQ levels. Each level is mapped to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and is accredited by the
Scottish Qualifications Authority Accreditation(SQA) .
What's involved in a Modern Apprenticeship?
It’s a structured programme designed to teach you the skills and expertise you'll need to perform a job well. Along the way there will be objectives and goals to achieve, ensuring you are learning, progressing and being supported by your employer at each stage. You’ll mainly be based at your place of work although some sectors use off-the-job training to achieve the agreed outcomes and qualification set out by the employer. Off-the-job training will usually take place at your local college or with a specialist training provider on a day- release basis once a week or a number of days in a block.
What frameworks are available?
There are a broad range of frameworks available. For the most up to date listing, and for details of the requirements under each framework, look on the Skills Development Scotland website
How long does a Modern Apprentice take?
Modern Apprenticeships generally take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of the apprenticeship, your ability and type of role.
How much pay do you get?
Salary is graduated based on rising percentage of the evaluated salary for the job e.g. for a 2-year Modern Apprenticeship - 50% in year one, 80% in year two.
Do I need qualifications?
Fife Council do not set a minimum educational requirement across the majority of its Modern Apprenticeship posts. When setting the qualifications for an apprenticeship, consideration will be given to the appropriate requirements and the qualifications required for the full job role the MA is aspiring to go into.
I'm interested, how do I apply?
You can apply for any apprenticeship vacancies within Fife Council through MyJobsScotland. Back To Top