Apprenticeships in Scotland
We work with you to recruit the apprentice suited to your requirements though our vigorous recruitment process and election from over 100,000 applicants. Our Level 6 – Level 8 programme pathways allow learners to progress and grow within your company.
Why choose QA for Scottish apprenticeships?
- Experience: We have placed over 5,500 apprentices in Scotland.
- We are the largest tech provider of apprenticeships in Scotland with 10 years’ experience and we work with some of the world’s leading tech vendors.
- An unrivalled talent pool: 100,000 apply to join our programmes in the UK every year.
- We have achieved the highest grade awarded to a training provider by the HM Inspectorate.
- We have an 87% completion rate for tech programmes (vs 73% national average).
- We offer enhanced support to you and your apprentice through dashboards and progress management.
- We have leading tutors and assessors designed to help you easily manage their programme and help apprentices progress faster.
Digital by Design
Our award-winning Digital by Design approach to blended learning helps learners develop further and faster whilst enabling managers to track progress via real-time dashboards.
Digital by Design delivers flexible digital learning and the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe environment before entering the workplace, all with easily accessible support. This allows all types of learners to take an approach which works for them and inspires the confidence to add immediate business value.
As a result, QA apprentices are more engaged, gain skills quicker and 97% of all DxD learners complete their training on time, or ahead of time.
Scottish Apprenticeship Awards celebrate young talent
QA client Harper Macleod scoops Promoting Diversity – Large Employer of the Year at Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2021.
Client feedback & testimonials
Kick ICT Group
Harper Macleod LLP
Evo Software Solutions
“Throughout the entirety of Harris's Apprenticeship Brian has been very supportive and available, giving constructive and helpful feedback. The vast majority of the course content has been very useful and relevant to our business needs, and I've really seen Harris's confidence, abilities and skill set grow throughout which has been fantastic and everything we could have hoped for. Thank you”
“Apprenticeship candidates have been a very welcome addition to the team. They are motivated, enthusiastic, willing to learn and care about their work and role within the company”
“Our apprentice has now completed their 2nd qualification, and is applying a great deal of the learning, to his daily tasks. We appreciate all the support that has been given during his time with QA, and we are proud to say that he continues to work with us on a full-time capacity, as an integral part of the team.”
Castlemilk Youth Complex
"As a small social enterprise it was daunting to know where to start with apprenticeships for our staff. QA was fantastic at guiding us through the best apprenticeship routeways and also the funding available for each one. They have been a constant source of support throughout the whole process. Eve has gone above and beyond for us – it feels like she is a part of our team! Our current apprentices are loving their courses, meeting their assessment criteria and looking forward to a clear progression route thanks to the expertise of QA."
Elaine Brown, CEO, Edinburgh Remakery
Case studies & news
Case study: QA apprentices help Scottish marketing agency, Moment, expand digital marketing capacity
Client case study: University of St Andrews
With QA’s IT apprenticeships and recruitment services, the University of St Andrews has created a pipeline of IT talent since 2012.
Case Study: DaXtra and QA Apprenticeships
John Scott and Roberto Melo from DaXtra explain how their positive experience of working with QA apprentices have changed their perspective of apprenticeships in general, and lead to them expanding apprenticeships into other business units too. They are now big advocates of bringing someone in at school level, and offering training, knowledge and support to help the learner begin their career.
Partnering with you to power potential
We can work together to help recruit tech and digital apprentices or help reskill your existing workforce and provide your business with the in-demand tech skills you need.
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