Exciting Modern Apprentice (MA) opportunities are available now at Forth Valley College for budding engineers and scientists.

Top employers such as CalaChem, Alexander Dennis LTD, and INEOS are looking to take on enthusiastic new recruits to qualify through FVC’s MA programme and want to hear from potential applicants before the 26 February 2021 deadline. To apply visit www.forthvalley.ac.uk/ma

An MA is a qualification gained whilst in full-time employment earning a wage.

Most of the learning will take place in the workplace, so applicants can look forward to lots of hands-on practical training. However, they will still be required to attend college on a part-time basis.

The programmes range from two to four years in duration and apprenticeships can be structured in a variety of ways depending on the subject area and the employers’ requirements. Both programmes will include a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) at Level 3 which will relate directly to the MA’s specific job and will be assessed on their skills in the workplace. As part of their apprenticeship they will complete other relevant qualifications such as a NC and HNC.

Core skills will also form an important element of an MA programme. Core skills include communication, problem solving, information technology and working with others. 

Caroline Hogg, FVC’s Client Manager in the Department of Business Development, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people who are thinking about a career in engineering or life sciences and to start their careers working for such prestigious companies is an even bigger incentive. We are looking forward to hearing from all those interested as soon as possible.”

So, if you're interested in this exciting opportunity apply now at www.forthvalley.ac.uk/ma before the deadline of Friday 26 February 2021.