Apprenticeships are booming again and Councils are amongst Scotland's largest providers of work-based learning.

Councils have apprenticeships across a wide range of areas, including: housing; telecommunications; media; environment; motor maintenance; plumbing; accounting and business administration. Other opportunities are available, so please check back regularly with myjobscotland and do a search so you know when they come up. You can also set up a job alert if that's easier.

As an apprentice, you will learn on-the-job, building skills and gaining qualifications while you earn money.

These apprenticeship schemes, and entry to them, change annually, so please check the Skills Development Scotland website for full details.

You can also find all the information you need about both public and private sector apprenticeships at My World of Work and

Finally, there is also a lot of useful information available at the Apprentices in Scotland website.