APPRENTICESHIPS AND PRE-APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships with the Grassmarket Community Project

Modern Apprenticeships and Pre-apprenticeships
ALL welcome to apply

Take your next step towards training, further education, work or volunteering.

With your Apprenticeship or Pre-apprenticeship we help prepare you for the future. The Modern Apprenticeship is accredited SQA training. The pre-apprenticeship is not a qualification in itself but gets you on the right path towards a Modern Apprenticeship. Whichever suits you best, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Pre-apprenticeships

Who’s it for?

  • 16-25 year olds looking for practical training or with a keen interest in a catering/events or woodwork apprenticeship.
  • No experience or qualifications required

What does it involve?

  • Attending the Grassmarket 16 hours a week for up to 6 months
  • Undertaking accessible accredited training in: at least First Aid, Food Safety and Health & Safety
  • Training Wage: 16 hours paid per week (£68.80) + uniform + free city wide travel 7 days a week

PLUS the following are included:

  • Travel and lunch is provided every day (city-wide Edinburgh travel is free to use 7 days a week)
  • Team activity at the beginning and end of your placement.
  • One to one support from the Youth Engagement team

Watch more about Pre-apprenticeships

And there’s more!

Depending on whether you apply for Catering or Woodwork you also have the option to achieve one or more of the following qualifications:

Level 2 Food Hygiene – First Aid at Work – Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health – Level 2 Manual Handling – Level 3 Award in Volunteering Skills – Level 3 Digital literacy – Level 2 Communication – Level 2 Numeracy – Level 1 Award in Health and Safety – Level 1 Award in Customer Service – Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering – Level 4 Award in Volunteering Skills – National 2 Diploma – Practical Craft Skills – Level 2 Diploma Food and Beverage Service

Undertaking training in essential life skills:

  • Working in groups
  • Self-care and self-management
  • Communication
  • Confidence building and self-esteem

What will be achieved?

  • A huge sense of achievement – a feeling of working towards your long-term goals and have a strong purpose
  • Lasting connection to the Grassmarket Community.
  • Positive industry experience and a reference to support you into part- or full-time work, training, college or community volunteering – depending on your goals
  • Tangible proven Skills, qualifications and increased confidence

After your pre-apprenticeship?

You will have the opportunity to apply for a paid Modern Apprenticeship with an employer or the Grassmarket Community Project in Catering, Events or Woodwork.

Modern Apprenticeships

Who’s it for?

  • 16-25 year olds looking for practical training or with a keen interest in a catering/events or woodwork apprenticeship.
  • No experience or qualifications required

What does it involve?

  • Attending the Grassmarket 16 hours a week for up to 6 months
  • Undertaking accessible accredited training in: at least First Aid, Food Safety and Health & Safety
  • Training Wage: 16 hours paid per week (£68.80) + uniform + free city wide travel 7 days a week

PLUS the following are included:

  • Travel and lunch is provided every day (city-wide Edinburgh travel is free to use 7 days a week)
  • Team activity at the beginning and end of your placement.
  • One to one support from the Youth Engagement team

Watch more about Apprenticeships

More about Modern Apprenticeships

What does it involve?

  • Attending the Grassmarket 16 hours a week for up to 6 months
  • Undertaking accessible accredited training in: at least First Aid, Food Safety and Health & Safety
  • Training Wage: 16 hours paid per week (£68.80) + uniform + free city wide travel 7 days a week

PLUS the following are included:

  • Travel and lunch is provided every day (city-wide Edinburgh travel is free to use 7 days a week)
  • Team activity at the beginning and end of your placement.
  • One to one support from the Youth Engagement team

Depending on whether you apply for Catering or Woodwork you also have the option to achieve one or more of the following qualifications:

Level 2 Food Hygiene – First Aid at Work – Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health – Level 2 Manual Handling – Level 3 Award in Volunteering Skills – Level 3 Digital literacy – Level 2 Communication – Level 2 Numeracy – Level 1 Award in Health and Safety – Level 1 Award in Customer Service – Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering – Level 4 Award in Volunteering Skills – National 2 Diploma – Practical Craft Skills – Level 2 Diploma Food and Beverage Service

Undertaking training in essential life skills:

  • Working in groups
  • Self-care and self-management
  • Communication
  • Confidence building and self-esteem

What will be achieved?

  • A huge sense of achievement – a feeling of working towards your long-term goals and have a strong purpose
  • Lasting connection to the Grassmarket Community.
  • Positive industry experience and a reference to support you into part- or full-time work, training, college or community volunteering – depending on your goals
  • Tangible proven Skills, qualifications and increased confidence

After your pre-apprenticeship?

You will have the opportunity to apply for a paid Modern Apprenticeship with an employer or the Grassmarket Community Project in Catering, Events or Woodwork.

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A BIG THANK YOU

The Grassmarket Community Project’s Young Members Programme relies on the generosity of our customers, funders and donors. Our key funders for this area of our work are Capital City Partnership and Inspiring Scotland’s Building Brighter Futures Fund. We thank them for their essential continued support.