Learner Zone

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Read out frequently asked questions below

  • What is a Modern Apprenticeship?

    Apprenticeships are an ideal way of gaining qualification in addition to valuable work experience.  As a Modern Apprentice you are classed as an employee.  The main benefit of the programme is you can earn as you learn.  A Modern Apprenticeship is a structured program of on the job training and assessment leading to an SVQ (Scottish Vocational Qualification). JB Management currently work with Skills Development Scotland who provide funding for our Modern Apprenticeship programmes. 

    JB Management welcome learners who are already in employment and jobseekers alike.

    Apprenticeship vacancies can be found here.

  • Do I have to pay anything to become an apprentice?

    You do not need to pay anything while you are on an Apprenticeship, your employer will pay your wages as you are their employee.  Your employer will also provide the necessary on the job training and one of JB Management's occupationally competent assessors will visit you at work regularly to carry out the various assessments. 

    If you are aged 16-24, you may be eligible for Modern Appreticeship funding through Skills Development Scotland.  

  • How long does it take?

    The length of an Apprenticeship varies depending on the prior skills levels of the Apprentice, the qualification, the apprentice's job role and the employer. Suggested completion times for a level 2 SVQ is six months and for a level 3 SVQ is twelve months. 

  • How is learning achieved through an apprenticeship?

    JB Management provides the learning framework, while the employer provides the valuable on the job training and experience.

    If you are a Modern Apprentice you will follow a framework agreed by The Sector Skills Council for the relevant industry.  JB Management will regularly assess you to ensure you are working towards achieving your qualification.  

  • What are the advantages of an apprenticeship?

    You can start to earn while working towards a valuable and recognised qualification.  All the learning is work-related (vocational) and you will be starting in your occupation working towards gaining an SVQ.