College celebrates 60 apprentices as Scottish Apprenticeship Week begins

West Highland College UHI is celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week by supporting 60 employees to achieve Modern Apprenticeship and SVQ qualifications through work-based learning across our diverse rural and island region

Apprentices are in their chosen career, being paid for their work and gaining skills experience whilst achieving a qualification at the same time. They are working for companies of all sizes, in sectors like aquaculture, business and administration, social services, healthcare, childcare, professional cookery and hospitality.  


Modern Apprenticeships offer employers the opportunity to upskill existing employees and the chance to attract new talent.  Employers can improve business productivity and develop their workforce for the future, whilst giving employees qualifications in recognition for the work they do. It’s an investment in people, business growth and your local community.  


The first ever Scottish Apprenticeship Week was in 2011 and our team has celebrated the achievements of employees and their management every year. Come and meet us at the upcoming Lochaber Careers Fair in Fort William (March 18th) and Broadford Jobs Fair on Skye (March 16th) to find out more.   


With new MAs in other sectors like freight logistics and access to nearly 90 different MA frameworks through our network, you couldn’t be in better hands.


Every year more than 30,000 people start a modern apprenticeship and Skills Development Scotland contributes towards the costs of modern apprenticeship training through us as an accredited training provider.  


Scottish apprenticeships can be split into three categories – foundation, modern and graduate. West Highland College UHI and its partners across the University of the Highlands and Islands network provide all three.   


You can find out more about our range of apprenticeships and how your business could benefit by contacting Nigel Patterson on 01397 874241 or email  



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