Modern Apprenticeships

ModAppmap.jpgWhether you are a young person looking for an apprenticeship or an employer who recognises the benefits of training and development, our Training Contracts team can assist you to gain that all important edge in today's highly competitive marketplace.

The Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme combines paid employment with work-based training for the opportunity to gain industry recognised vocational qualifications. It is aimed at both new recruits or existing employees who would like to gain skills and qualifications relevant to the nature and level of their current job without having to study full-time.

You may already have an employee who you wish to develop further - we can meet with you and discuss the most suitable Modern Apprenticeship.

You may like to offer a job and training to a young person. If the job would likely lead to craft, technician or management level then the Modern Apprenticeship programme is a perfect solution.

Inverness College UHI is currently offering Modern Apprenticeship programmes across a wide range of sectors including:-

For Apprentices

For Employers

We also deliver Modern Apprenticeships on behalf of CITB, SNIPEF and SECTT click here.  Modern Apprenticeships generally take between one and four years to complete depending on the sector and level.  To secure funding, all Modern Apprentices must be employed.  The Government contributes funding towards Modern Apprenticeship training costs and the employer meets the cost of wages and some training costs (depending on age and eligibility).

Our Business Solutions Team ensures that employers and Apprentices alike receive advice and guidance throughout the duration of their training programme.  We also offer a recruitment and assessment service, to support employers in attracting and shortlisting potential apprentices.

Research shows that  employing apprentices can increase productivity and increase innovation. Click here.  Benefits of the Modern Apprenticeship route highlighted in the external research include: access to skills not necessarily available on the open market; ability to replace an ageing workforce; reduced recruitment and induction costs; lower labour turnover; a stronger job-related focus to training and reputational benefits in the wider community.

Watch Our Skillsforce video '5 reasons to employ and train a Modern Apprentice'

For more information on our Modern Apprenticeships, please contact the Business Solutions Team on 01463 273666 or email: business.ic@uhi.ac.uk