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If your business recruits apprentices, DYW Glasgow would like to invite you to participate in the Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge 2017.

What is the Apprenticeship Challenge?

The Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge is a project that businesses who recruit apprentices are invited to take part in. Local apprentices are encouraged to plan and undertake a project that will improve or benefit their local communities, utilising skills they have learned through their apprenticeship as well as embrace opportunities to develop new skills.

The main objectives of the challenge are:

  • To demonstrate the quality of apprentices employed in Glasgow.
  • To demonstrate the high level of training offered by businesses and organisations in Glasgow.
  • To promote the benefits of apprenticeships.
  • To encourage more businesses in Glasgow to consider offering apprenticeships.

The challenge is open to all apprenticeship frameworks and apprentices should be encouraged to think creatively about what charitable project they could undertake.

These projects must be planned, coordinated and executed by apprentices currently on a Foundation, Modern or Graduate Level Apprenticeship framework. Projects can be completed individually or in teams. We recommend that a maximum of 40 hours is spent on this project. 

How does it work? 

Organisations should initially register using the registration form

Projects should run within the window of 1 May 2017 – 30 June 2017.

Teams will be invited to a Presentation Ceremony (w/c 31 July 2017) where they will present an overview of their project to a panel of judges who will then decide on an overall winner for the region of Glasgow and this will be announced at the 2017 Inspiring City Awards.

Projects from each region will also be showcased at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards on Thursday 16 November 2017. During Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018, an award ceremony will take place and an overall Scottish winner will be selected from the pool of regional winners.

Teams will be asked to provide ongoing updates to the DYW Glasgow team who will publicise this great work appropriately across our communications channels.

The DYW Glasgow team will be happy to provide support to teams throughout the projects where required.

Project examples

  • Upgrading of nursery school play equipment
  • Information leaflet promoting a local community
  • Design and build of a Sensory Garden
  • Design and installation of fixed seating for care home residents
  • Design and build of a 50s-style jukebox for a care facility
  • Re-wiring/re-fit of an IT suite for a local community facility

If you have any questions about the Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge, please contact