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Seeking industry support for Scottish Apprenticeships

Can you help to support the redesign of the Modern Apprenticeships in Accounting?

The Apprenticeship system in Scotland is changing to make it more responsive to the opportunities and challenges created by the changing nature of work. Apprenticeships need to reflect what works looks like today and consider future skills and technologies. 

Skills Development Scotland are seeking industry support at these early stages, and if you are working in the areas listed below or have employees working in these roles then they need your help.

Pathway/area Level of role Example roles might include   
Accounting   Entry Accounts Assistant, Accounts Clerk, Cashier, Credit Controller Clerk, Data Input Clerk, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Sales Ledger Clerk  
 Intermediate  Semi Senior (Accounting Practice), Junior Accounts, Trainee Accountant, Technician, Assistant Management Accountant.   

Employee workshops 

They are looking for employees to take part in an employee workshop to review the results of a questionnaire that was submitted round industry during December 2022. The employees will help to identify any gaps and finalise the work activities in preparation for the Technical Expert Groups to begin the development of the apprenticeship framework and standard. This workshop is scheduled for Friday 10th February 2023 from 10am to 1pm and will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams.

If you are an employee working in the roles listed above or if you have employees in these roles would you be able to give up your/their time to attend? Please get in touch

Employer Technical Expert Groups

Finally, we are also looking for employers of apprentices, or those who have an interest in Accounting to join our Technical Expert Group (TEG).

The first Technical Expert Groups is  provisionally scheduled for Friday 17th February 2023 from 10am to 1pm and will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams.  We are recruiting for individuals who: 

  • have experience of the knowledge, skills and behavioural requirements of a competent workforce within a specific occupational area   
  • understand sector trends and future industry developments which may impact on the role of an apprentice  
  • are able to confidently and positively contribute to discussions about technical skills and underpinning knowledge at the TEG    
  • are prepared to engage in discussions on emerging developments within the context of the apprenticeship   
  • are able to represent the views of and make decisions regarding apprenticeship development on behalf of your organisation  
  • are able to commit to 3-4 meetings (face to face or virtual) and review draft documents between meetings.

Why should I participate? 

  • It’s a unique opportunity to lead change and influence the direction of learning and training on offer in your sector 
  • You will be part of shaping the future of Apprenticeships for Scotland 
  • With your support we can create apprenticeships that will help your people and drive your business to succeed  

Please contact to get involved.

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