Become a Modern Apprentice in NHSScotland


Becoming a Modern Apprentice (MA) is a great way to start your career in Healthcare. Being an MA means you will get a job, get paid and get an industry recognised qualification! Modern Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 to 24 years.

Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks

The My World of Work website includes all the types of Modern Apprenticeship available in Scotland. You'll also find more information about Modern Apprenticeships on the apprenticeships.scot website.

NHSScotland Modern Apprenticeships

NHSScotland offers a number of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities every year, across our health boards and public bodies. Our current vacancies are advertised on our Apprenticeship Vacancies page.

A Modern Apprenticeship is a proper job, working in a healthcare setting such as a hospital, care home or community health centre, where you will be paid at least the Scottish Living Wage. Learning on the job, you'll get a qualification as well as gaining skills and work experience. You may also attend a local college or specialist training provider to learn specific skills or for additional training.

Modern Apprenticeship facts:

Some examples of Modern Apprenticeship programmes available in the NHS in Scotland include:

  • Healthcare Support
  • Social Services and Healthcare
  • Business and Administration
  • Facilities Services/Management
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Professional Cookery
  • Life Sciences
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Accountancy
  • Digital Application and IT Support
  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Creative and Digital Media
  • Dental Nursing
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Life Sciences

Check with your local NHSScotland Board to find out about Modern Apprentice vacancies in your area or speak to your careers advisor.