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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11371: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships in the Scottish Borders.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 28 September 2017

Modern Apprenticeship Statistics published on 6 June 2017 showed a 22% rise in uptake of Modern Apprenticeship’s in the Scottish Borders with 472 starts in 2016-17 compared to 387 starts in 2016-17.

The Borders Developing the Young Workforce Regional Group has been working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and the Local Authority to promote Scottish apprenticeship opportunities including Foundation, Modern and Graduate level to employers, young people, parents and teachers.