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Modern Apprentices on the Up
The number of Modern Apprentices (MA) in training in 2015/16 has has increased to 25,818, exceeding the Scottish Government's annual target for the 5th year in a row. Figures published recently by Skills Development Scotland show that 196,626 people in Scotland have started MA since 2007.
The latest figures also show that 79% of apprentices are aged 16-24, with the majority of apprentices being at SVQ Level 3 and above.