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 a qualification.

Click on the image below to take you to the website which includes all the MA frameworks available in Scotland, organised by industry sector.


The website includes all the MA frameworks available in Scotland, organised by industry sector. The frameworks available in NHSScotland sit in different industry sectors. For example, you will find MA frameworks for Electrical Installation, Facilities Services & Management and Plumbing under the heading of 'Construction'.

Modern Apprenticeship facts:

  • A Modern Apprenticeship is a proper job, working in a healthcare setting such as a hospital, care home or community health centre
  • You will be paid at least the minimum wage
  • You'll get a qualification as well as gaining skills and work experience

You’ll be learning on the job but you might also do training at a local college or specialist training provider. You will also have different work placements during your Modern Apprenticeship so that you can gain experience in different settings and working with different people.

Modern Apprenticeships are available at four different levels, all mapped to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)

Your qualification will be accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority Accreditation (SQA), so you can be sure that the skills, training and knowledge you get is relevant and up to date.

Modern Apprenticeships can take 1,2,3 or 4 years.

NHSScotland Modern Apprenticeships

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

  • Healthcare Support
  • Business and Administration
  • Management
  • Facilities Services
  • Construction
  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Creative and Digital Media
  • Dental Nursing
  • Health and Social Care
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Life Sciences

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