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Foundation Apprenticeships Aberdeenshire

DYW Aberdeenshire’s key purpose is to ensure the best possible opportunities for young people to succeed in work and in life.

Our successful approach has been recognised nationally as delivering high quality outcomes for young people.

We do this by a variety of means:

  • Providing school qualifications, like Foundation Apprenticeships, which are industry-led and linked to regional and national labour market opportunities
  • Establishing vital partnerships with employers, colleges, universities and national organisations
  • Supporting employers to make links with schools and provide experience of real-life work
  • Providing guidance to all primary and secondary schools on how to develop their curriculum to get the very best for young people

It is about providing:

  • Work-based learning and opportunities including Foundation Apprenticeships
  • Skill’s awareness and development
  • Equality of opportunity for all

Information Technology – Aberdeenshire Council FA : Benefits – Apprentice Views

This work experience is amazing to have and is sought-after by employers. It has given me knowledge of the workplace that others may not have benefited from, saving employers time with helping me to hit the ground running in the future.

Learners Viewpoint

Don’t just take our word for it, see what others have to say…

Why study a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Opening doors: Foundation apprenticeships

What does it feel like to be a foundation apprentice?

Register your interest

Work Experience

You can register your interest in studying for a Foundation Apprenticeship on the national apprenticeships website:  or speak with your guidance teacher to find out more. These options will also be highlighted as part of the process of young people choosing their subjects at school.

We are continually looking for local businesses who may be keen to support our Foundation Apprentices with placements, which are often just half a day a week.

If you would like to find out more, please email

Further information

What are Foundation Apprenticeships

Find out how Foundation Apprenticeships could benefit your business

Find out what a teacher has to say

Gain a parent’s perspective

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