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Modern Apprenticeships

Learning and Career Development

What is a Modern Apprenticeship?

Modern Apprenticeships support young people into employment. They can also support young people aged 20-29 if they are disabled or are care experienced. 

An apprenticeship is a real job, where you learn, gain experience and get paid. An apprentice will work to an individual training plan and complete appropriate qualifications, sometimes by attending college or a training organisation. 

The Glasgow Guarantee, rebranded in September 2015, is the biggest programme of its kind in the UK. A legacy of 2009, £50 million Commonwealth Employment Initiatives, the Glasgow Guarantee is now a core funded employability support programme that provides a wage incentive to employers, who recruit from the pool of Glasgow Guarantee eligible candidates.

The programme offers a commitment that unemployed local people are assisted into a job or modern apprenticeship.

Glasgow Guarantee has modern apprenticeship opportunities with local businesses and Glasgow City Council. Opportunities can be available in: 

  • Business Administration
  • Children and Young People (Early Years)
  • Customer Service
  • Construction 
  • Engineering 
  • Horticulture 
  • Mechanics 
  • Science
  • Social Care (Adults)
  • Sport

Modern Apprenticeships take between 1-4 years to complete 


Applying for a Modern Apprenticeship

Glasgow Guarantee recruits all year round, with the majority of Glasgow Council apprenticeship recruitment taking place between March and August.

All posts are advertised on

Who is eligible?

Modern Apprenticeship opportunities are available if you are:

  • An unemployed Glasgow resident who lives within the Glasgow city boundary
  • Working with one of our local approved Employability Providers, to help you get ready to find your next job
  • About to leave school or college within the next three months
  • Not currently part of any other training/employment programme



For more information or advice please contact Glasgow Guarantee

Phone: 0141 287 7282



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