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Modern Apprenticeships (MA)

MAs are paid at the National Minimum Wage supporting you to earn a wage whilst you get an industry recognised qualification. We recruit over 40 new apprentices each year within various departments. 

As a Council employee, you will undertake on, and off, job training to develop your: 

  • skills 
  • knowledge 
  • Experience 

Types of apprenticeships 

We utilise over 20 different frameworks, some of these are: 

  • Early Years 
  • Business Administration 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Horticulture 
  • Housing 
  • Health and Social Care
  • Youthwork 

Watch our short films to hear from some of our MAs. 

How to apply

If you would like to start your career with us, see our modern apprenticeships advertised on My Job Scotland.

You can sign up to receive an alert when apprenticeships are posted. 

Our Apprenticeship Charter 

We deliver a successful Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme across various Council services, supporting the North Ayrshire Apprenticeship Charter. The Charter confirms our commitment to create MAs for North Ayrshire young people. Developing young people as part of the Council’s future workforce planning approach. 

Contact Economic Development & Regeneration - Employability Team



01294 324949


Employability Team, Economic Development & Regeneration, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE