Apprenticeship Developments in Engineering

Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Scotland’s national skills body are seeking to develop new Engineering technician (SCQF level 8) apprenticeships, including Digital Manufacturing, and are now looking for employers to support the development.

The development of new SCQF level 8 apprenticeships is key to ensuring that Scotland has an agile apprenticeship system that responds to demand for higher level and meta skills.
These apprenticeships will be key to developing your technician workforce, delivering the skills employers need now and in the future. They also provide:

  • Progression for young people completing craft (SCQF level 6) apprenticeships or leaving school with level 6 qualifications (Foundation Apprenticeships or Highers).
  • A work-based learning pathway to more advanced Graduate Apprenticeships at degree level (SCQF levels 9,10 and 11).

We are now actively seeking employers who can support Employee workshops and/or who can contribute to the Technical Expert Group. This is an exciting new opportunity for employers to shape the next generation of apprenticeships, and to ensure that these apprenticeships deliver the skills needed by industry.

If you’d like to be involved, please register your interest here. In order for us to be able to contact you about this opportunity, please remember to click your consent to be contacted on our register form, thank you!