We are the largest provider of construction apprenticeships in Scotland and we work closely with the industry to ensure the training and qualifications are right for employers.
In Scotland an apprenticeship can last up to four years with mandatory attendance at a College of Further Education or Training Centre.
All apprentices must be registered with either The Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) or The Scottish Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship Council (SPADAC). Registration on either Scheme is supported by the Industry.
The benefits of taking on an apprentice
There has never been a better time to offer an apprenticeship, with one in five employers hiring more apprentices to help them through the current economic climate.
You will be getting a keen, motivated member of staff who wants to learn and help your business to grow. In fact, 80% of employers say apprentices have made their workplace more productive.
Apprenticeship training is developed in consultation with the industry, meaning an apprentice will learn the right skills for the job.
We aim to make taking on an apprentice as easy as possible by funding their training with a grant of up to £10,250 (available to eligible employers registered with CITB).
For more information, please take a look at our section on CITB Apprenticeships.
To find out more about careers and Apprenticeships in construction please visit bConstructive
Thinking of taking on an apprentice?
Click on the links below to see what Scottish employers told us about apprenticeships and the effect apprentices have on their businesses.