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A combination of specialist ‘on the job’ training and high quality college based learning ensures our Modern Apprentices gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

The Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme is a partnership between the apprentice, the employer and SRUC.

The courses are run from three of our campuses (BaronyElmwood and Oatridge), and cover a wide variety of subjects, from agriculture through to hospitality.

SRUC’s MA programmes are an exciting and practical way for apprentices to gain hands-on industry skills and qualifications while at the same time offering employers a cost effective package of training to meet the demand for a skilled and motivated workforce.

SRUC’s Commercial Business Team design specialist bespoke training packages to meet the requirements of businesses and Local Authorities.

SRUC also offer a full range of land-based Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) and industry endorsed training courses.

Further information

For further information download our work-based learning guide or contact us on the details below.

How to apply

SVQs and Modern Apprenticeships allow people to gain a qualification while working full-time. Being employed in the relevant industry is required as part of this training.

Before applying: If you are interested in these qualifications please contact the appropriate campus representative directly to discuss your personal circumstances before applying.

SRUC Barony and Ayr Campus

Diane Smith
07584 615 318
diane.smith@sruc.ac.uk

SRUC Elmwood Campus

Ann-Marie Duncan
01224-711126
Ann-Marie.Duncan@sruc.ac.uk

SRUC Oatridge Campus

Hilary Morton
01506 864800
Hilary.Morton@sruc.ac.uk

Application form

If you have been asked to apply for a course by a SRUC work-based member of staff please download the application form, complete it and return it directly to the appropriate campus representative mentioned above.

Skills Development Scotland Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programmes offer individuals and employers, a package of Vocational Training designed to meet the demands of today’s land-based industries.

A combination of specialist ‘on the job’ training and high quality college based learning ensures our Modern Apprentices gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

The MA programme is a partnership between the apprentice, the employer and SRUC.

The courses are run from three of our campuses (BaronyElmwood and Oatridge), and cover a wide variety of subjects, from agriculture through to hospitality.

SRUC’s MA programmes are an exciting and practical way for apprentices to gain hands-on industry skills and qualifications while at the same time offering employers a cost effective package of training to meet the demand for a skilled and motivated workforce.

SRUC’s Commercial Business Team design specialist bespoke training packages to meet the requirements of businesses and Local Authorities.

SRUC also offer a full range of land-based Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) and industry endorsed training courses.

For further information contact us on the details below.

Work Based Learning course guide

SRUC runs Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) in coordination with a number of
partners. Funded by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), we offer individuals and
employers packages of vocational training that is designed to meet the demands
of today’s land-based industries.

Download the guide

How to apply

SVQs and Modern Apprenticeships allow people to gain a qualification while working full-time. Being employed in the relevant industry is required as part of this training.

Before applying: If you are interested in these qualifications please contact the appropriate campus representative directly to discuss your personal circumstances before applying.

SRUC Barony Campus

Diane Smith
+44 (0) 7584 615 318
diane.smith@sruc.ac.uk

SRUC Ayr Campus

Diane Smith
+44 (0) 7584 615 318
diane.smith@sruc.ac.uk

SRUC Elmwood Campus

Ann-Marie Duncan
01224-711126
Ann-Marie.Duncan@sruc.ac.uk

SRUC Oatridge Campus

Hilary Morton
01506 864800
Hilary.Morton@sruc.ac.uk

Application form 

If you have been asked to apply for a course by a SRUC work-based member of staff please download the application form, complete it and return it directly to the appropriate campus representative mentioned above.

Quick guide to careers

Modern Apprenticeships with the National Trust

Closing Date: Monday 9th July

Scotland National Trust logoThe National Trust for Scotland is looking for young talent to work alongside its professional gardeners, learning at first-hand what it takes to look after one of our beautiful and historic places. Our apprenticeships are aimed primarily at 16-19 year olds but is open to people up to and including 24 years of age. It provides training in a broad range of horticultural skills to people with little or no horticultural experience. The employment is for a fixed-period of 2 years, subject to continued progression on the course and acceptable performance.

The National Trust for Scotland is looking for young talent to work alongside its professional gardeners, learning at first-hand what it takes to look after one of our beautiful and historic places. Our apprenticeships are aimed primarily at 16-19 year olds but is open to people up to and including 24 years of age. It provides training in a broad range of horticultural skills to people with little or no horticultural experience. The employment is for a fixed-period of 2 years, subject to continued progression on the course and acceptable performance.

Apprenticeships are available at:

  • Crathes Castle
  • Culzean Castle
  • Brodick Castle
  • Hill of Tarvit
  • Greenbank Gardens

Find out more by visiting www.nts.org.uk/Charity/Vacancies

Shared Apprenticeships

Ringlink: Information for the Apprentice

The Ringlink partnership is the first shared apprenticeship scheme in Scotland.

You will undertake a Modern Apprenticeship Level 2 in Agriculture. The programme offers practical instruction supported by technical knowledge in a range of general agricultural skills including handling and care of livestock, operation and maintenance of machinery, estate maintenance, and health and safety.

Ringlink: Information for the Employer

Ringlink Scotland (Ltd) will employ the apprentices and place them with host employers within the Agricultural sector. Typically completed over 12 months, the Shared MA will have the opportunity to gain experience from working with a minimum of two host employers.

Landbased Technician Accreditation Scheme

Skilled technicians are the backbone of every service industry – none more so than in the landbased engineering sector.

Ensuring that tractors run efficiently, combines work effectively, fine turf mowers cut perfectly and chainsaws run safely are all in a days work for technicians working in an industry that extends from farms to large estates, golf courses to forests, lawns to sportgrounds.

Faced with such diversity, the industry itself launched the ground-breaking Landbased Technicians Accreditation (LTA) scheme in December 2007. Its aim is to establish a clear career path for technicians through the achievement of four qualification levels, Entry (LTA1), Standard (LTA2), Advanced (LTA3) and Master (LTA4).

To date, dealership technicians achieving LTA qualifications have done so by participation in the training courses largely provided by their main tractor and machinery franchises, with over 2800 technicians having now gained LTA status. However there are many sales and service dealerships in the UK who are not aligned to a major machinery franchise to whom manufacturer sponsored training has simply not been available.

The Independent LTA Career Pathway has been developed to address this and will be delivered by the appointed LTA Assessment Centre at our Barony campus, utilising distance learning modules developed uniquely for the LTA scheme by the campus engineering team.

The new Independent scheme was publicised in the May 2012 edition of the Service Dealer, and was launched formally on 15 April 2013 when Barony campus started processing the first applications from dealership technicians.

David Kirschner, LTA manager and co-ordinator says:
Technicians are the ‘engine-room’ of every dealership, and as an industry we have to ensure that we provide them with a recognisable career pathway to the benefit of their employers, customers – and of course themselves. In doing so it will make the industry more attractive to new recruits and help dealers retain their highly valued technicians

For more information have a look at the LTA website hosted by IAgrE and the LTA Application Process at Barony Campus.

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