Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:Apprenticeships in Scotland
Country:United Kingdom
Start Year:2013
Contact:Shannen Scott, Chief Executive and Scotland’s First Enterprise Apprentice
Types of organisation:Non-profit/youth organisations

Apprenticeships in Scotland is a social enterprise and the national vacancy handling service for youth opportunities in Scotland. We are run and governed by young people with the help of the careers and skill development community.

The Apprenticeships in Scotland pledge is to:

  1. promote the active participation of apprentices and trainees in the governance, management and development of apprenticeship, trainee and vocational training programmes in Scotland.
  2. provide the necessary youth leadership to engage with public, private and voluntary sector stakeholders on youth employment matters, and seek to continually improve and innovate services and provisions in the youth labour market for the benefit of young people in Scotland.
  3. create new opportunities for young people to undertake apprenticeships and traineeships, in business and social enterprise and other such areas as to assist young people to start and build a successful career.
Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality

Partners include, Skills Development Scotland, various Sector Skills Councils, schools, colleges, The National Union of Students, National Society of Apprentices, large businesses and SME’s. E.g. Siemens, BT, British Gas, Santander and many more who currently use the Apprenticeships in Scotland service to attract young people to their organisation.

Share this page