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Modern Apprenticeships
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Modern Apprenticeships (MA)

Pre-employment apprenticeship training

As part of our MA recruitment process, successful candidates must undertake a 2 week pre-employment course with 1 of our Employability Partners.

The course covers:

  • information on employers' and training providers' expectations
  • confidence building
  • interview techniques
  • North Ayrshire Council's policies and procedures

Participants will receive a training allowance of £55 for completion of each 25 hour weekly training. Travel expenses will also be paid.

What are Modern Apprenticeships?

The programme is available to people under 20 years of age.

As a Modern Apprentice, you could work as a North Ayrshire Council employee, helping deliver services to our 136,000 residents. At the same time you would undertake on, and off, the job training to develop your skills, knowledge and experience and work towards an SCQF Level 5 to 7 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ)/Modern Apprenticeship (MA).

MA wage depends on the trainee's age and progression through the programme. We have introduced National Minimum Wage hourly rates as follows:

  • Age 23 + £8.91
  • Age 21 – 22  £8.36
  • Age 18 – 20 £6.56
  • Age 16 - 17 £4.62

More information

See what's on offer in our MA directory (PDF, 275kb).

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

How to apply

Apprenticeships are advertised on the myJobscotland portal.

We recommend you read all of the information provided about the modern apprenticeship before you submit your application. Pay particular attention to the requirements of the post as described in the Role Profile. It will tell you what you need to know about the apprenticeship and give you an idea of what we're looking for in your application.

Contact Economic Growth - Employability Team



01294 324949


Employability Team, Economic Growth, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE