If you’re trying to decide between getting a job or continuing your education, an Apprenticeship can give you the best of both worlds. With a range of apprenticeships in digital technologies, it’s a great way to kick-start your career.



Apprenticeships help you build the experience and skills that employers want and need. No matter what stage you’re at, they’ll help you get set for a bright future. And now, there are three different routes to consider.

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Foundation Apprenticeships (FA) are open to high school pupils in S5 and S6 and are available in 12 different subject areas as it’s the same level of learning as a Higher, you pick it as one of your subject choices. You’ll undertake college-style learning, and go out on a significant work placement with a technology employer – making it a great introduction to the world of work and apprenticeships.

Foundation Apprenticeships are available in a range of industries that have excellent job prospects. You could do a digital Foundation Apprenticeship in three different subjects:

  • Creative and Digital Media
  • Hardware and System Support
  • Software Development

You can use your FA to apply for college or uni, you can apply for a related Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship, or you could go straight into the world of work – the choice is yours.



A Modern Apprenticeship (MA) is all about learning while you work – gaining skills and hands-on experience that employers value. With an MA, you have a full-time job, you’ll work towards an industry-recognised qualification – and you get paid too!

There are over 80 different types of Modern Apprenticeships available. These are in:

  • Information and Cyber Security
  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Applications

To get into an MA, you apply for a job through the employer – you can check out current vacancies at



Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) are a new way for you to gain degree-level qualifications while working in a paid job. You can achieve qualifications ranging from DipHE up to Master’s degree level. The work you do for your employer counts towards your qualification, and you also spend time during your working week with a university or college.

GAs are aligned with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, and range from level 8 up to level 11, across 9 different subjects. Currently, you could do a Graduate Apprenticeship in the following digital subjects:

  • Cyber Security
  • IT Management for Business
  • Software Development

Start planning your career today