A different approach to growing business and young people
The Apprentice Store is a social enterprise whose core aim is to increase employment opportunities for the young workforce through our collaborative and unique apprenticeship programme. All our apprentices are employed by us on a two-year programme, which includes formal Scottish Vocational Qualifications as well as industry specific and personal development courses. During their development programme, our apprentices will work with our carefully selected mentors and our local business customers gaining valuable work experience and achieving industry recognised qualifications. We will not only support young people but also the disabled, those from disadvantaged backgrounds and the long term unemployed and aim to have at least 10% of our workforce made up of those with these challenges within two years of launch.
As a social enterprise we do not have shareholders so all our profits go right back into investing in our apprentices and giving them a better chance to enter the workforce more confident, more qualified and more ready to begin their chosen career