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Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeship Programme

Renfrewshire Council’s Modern Apprenticeship Programme (MAP) has been in place for almost 15 years and in that time has supported over 600 young Renfrewshire residents into employment.

Modern Apprenticeships support young people, usually aged 16 – 24 into employment. However, they can also support young people up to age 29, if they are disabled or are care experienced.

Participants gain work experience related to their particular occupational requirements. They will have an Individual Training Plan and complete an appropriate SCQF Level 5 or SCQF Level 6 qualification which will be delivered and assessed by our internal Council Employability Programmes team or may involve attendance at a local Further Education College.

For 2020 / 2021 (April 2020 – March 2020) Renfrewshire Council will have up to 41 opportunities available across the following frameworks: Business Administration, Horticulture, Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Children and Young People (Early years) and various Construction roles.

Modern Apprenticeships take between 1 to 4 years to complete, depending on the framework undertaken.

Most of our apprenticeships are delivered within Council services. However, we do manage and support a number of opportunities which are delivered by local businesses.


Applying for a Modern Apprenticeship at Renfrewshire Council

Craft / Construction posts will be advertised late March / early April each year.

All other posts are advertised 3 /4 times per year, depending on demand.

All posts are advertised on and

Applicants must be:

  • Resident in Renfrewshire;
  • Aged 16 – 24 (or under 29 if disabled or care experienced);
  • Have achieved the minimum required qualifications for each role; This is:
    • Three National 4 qualifications for horticulture, mechanic and construction roles;
    • Three National 5 qualifications, one of which must be English, for Children and Young People roles; and
    • Two Highers for Business Administration roles.

N.B. We will, if possible, consider relevant, practical work experience as an alternative to academic qualifications. Please contact us to discuss.

The ultimate aim of Modern Apprenticeships is for participants to move seamlessly into full time employment on completion of their apprenticeship. This is where our programme consistently excels with over 90% of our apprentices going on to full-time employment and forging careers within the Council and local businesses.

To discuss our Modern Apprenticeship Programme please contact:

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