Becoming an apprentice in Scotland

Modern Apprenticeships aren't just for school leavers

Many people think Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland are mainly for school leavers, but that’s not the case. They’re open to anyone aged 16 or older and not in full-time education. There's no upper age limit: mature apprenticeships are increasingly popular for those looking to change career.

AAT is the most popular Modern Apprenticeship pathway in the accountancy sector.

Study for a Modern Apprenticeship in Accounting with AAT and learn unique skills, like managing a company’s money and securing business deals. Everything you learn will help you thrive in the workplace.

Our highly established, industry-recognised accounting qualifications cover three different levels of skills and knowledge: SCQF Level 5, SCQF Level 6 and SCQF Level 8. Typical job roles and salary expectations vary according to the level of qualification.

Find out more about Modern Apprenticeships in Accounting and search for "Accounting" apprenticeship vacancies near you.

What a Modern Apprenticeship is

A Modern Apprenticeship in Accounting is for those aged 16 or over and resident in Scotland. And, when you study an AAT qualification as part of your apprenticeship, you’ll gain an industry-recognised qualification, along with the practical skills, knowledge and experience that are invaluable to employers.

So whichever industry you decide to work in, a Modern Apprenticeship in Accounting can get you there.

I have been able to gain knowledge and experience of the accountancy world that can't be taught from a textbook. I've found AAT to have a very effective study structure, which is especially useful when you're balancing studying alongside working.
Dimitris Paganopoulos, Audit Senior, Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers
Foundation Apprenticeship in Accounting

Foundation Apprenticeship in Accounting

Are you aged 16–18, and want to stay in full-time education and gain valuable hands-on experience? The Foundation Apprenticeship in Accounting allows you to do just that while gaining an industry-recognised qualification.

Find out more and register for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy on the apprenticeships.scot website from Skills Development Scotland.

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