The University of the Highlands and Islands is one of the largest providers of apprenticeship training in Scotland.
Apprenticeship “frameworks” are a set of industry specific qualifications, designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to undertake a job role. They offer high quality work-based learning and are designed to tackle potential skills shortages and support new or existing employees to develop. There are over 100 apprenticeship “frameworks” available, tailored to fit different job roles.
The apprenticeship family can be split into three categories – foundation, modern and graduate – and Inverness College UHI and its partners across the University of the Highlands and Islands network provide all three.
Skills Development Scotland administers funding for apprenticeship training, helping employers with training costs if the apprentice is aged 16-24. A contribution to training may also be available if the apprentice is 25+ depending on the type of industry
You can read Skills Development Scotlands first progress report for Graduate apprenticeships.
"It is great to be recognised like this, and I hope it will help me progress within the company and the industry I love so much. I'm very grateful to Inverness College UHI and the Scottish Salmon Company for all their support,"
- Yanis Brivkalns, an aquaculture modern apprentice with The Scottish Salmon Company and overall winner at the Lantra Scotland Learner of the Year Awards 2019.