03/08/2016 - A whole host of sectors will be represented at the events – from engineering to retail and media – so there is bound to be something for everyone.
Skills Development Scotland Depute Director of National Training Programmes, Katie Hutton, said: "More and more young people are choosing apprenticeships and work-based learning to get their careers off to a great start.
"The Scottish Apprenticeship Show will offer hands-on insight into what an apprenticeship could offer.
"There will be all the information and advice about apprenticeships that young people and parents need, both from apprentice employers and Skills Development Scotland.”
The events will focus exclusively on ‘come and try’, with different interactive zones and exhibitions so visitors can experience hands-on activities. In the automotive area, sponsored by Arnold Clark, young Scots will be able to work on a car engine.
Along with the information available at the events, these activities will enable a deeper understanding of what knowledge and skills are needed for an apprenticeship.
Modern Apprenticeships are jobs where young people can work, learn and earn to gain industry-recognised qualifications. An apprenticeship can be for new recruits or existing employees.
Foundation Apprenticeships are for S4 and S5 pupils who want to get a head start in their career while they are still at school.
Young people can get their careers off to a great start across a wide range of jobs with an apprenticeship, whether they begin theirs at school or once they have left.
Find out all about the Scottish Apprenticeship Shows
Learn more on apprenticeships
When: Sunday 9 – Tuesday 11 October & Thursday 13 – Friday 14 October (10:30am – 8pm)
Where: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow & EICC, Edinburgh
SDS is hoping to offer similar events to the young people of Inverness with The Press and Journal. Keep checking for more details!