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Pre-Apprenticeship

 

Formerly known as the 'Ringlink Internship', the programme has evolved to become accredited by the Scottish Rural College (SRUC) in 2017 as the:

'Land-Based Pre-Apprenticeship' (SCQF4)

Applications are now open for 2018

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For any queries contact: Gail Robertson, 01561 377790 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Overview:

The pre-apprenticeship provides a meaningful introduction into practical working environments, giving young people an insight into the range of vocational opportunities that the sector can offer through a structured programme of work-based learning.


Pre-Apprenticeship Format:

DEVELOPMENT:

Programme starts in June with a 3 week induction at SRUC, Aberdeen

TRAINING COURSES:

Up to £1500 of training, an element tailored to individual needs

MENTORING:

26 weeks full-time employment, typically working 40hrs per week on a suitable rural business

HANDS ON APPROACH:

Earn while you learn in the rural sector. Payment in accordance with Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)

 

     Working in collaboration with SRUC, the successful applicants untertake a     three week residential induction at Craibstone, Aberdeen; that involves a range of activities and certificated training:

 
  • Certificate of Work Readiness (CWR)
  • Tractor Driving (3 days) + on the road Tractor Driving
  • Rough Terrain Telescopic Forklift (3 days)
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessment
  • Crop Production/Livestock Production (optional modules)
  • Industry visits + Royal Highland Show


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Programme Partners

  • SRUC: Provide the facilities for the three week residential induction at the Craibstone campus. SRUC also deliver the SRUC Certificate of work readiness (CWR) together with additional training units.
  • Ringlink Scotland: Provide the day-to-day management of the programme, recruit and support farmer mentors, and provide the training programme for the interns.

For any queries contact: Gail Robertson, 01561 377790 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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