What is an apprenticeship?
If higher education isn't for you, an apprenticeship is a great place to start your career journey. You start learning - and earning - straight away. You'll be paid at least the minimum wage, and get the holidays you need to enjoy a good work-life balance.
We offer apprenticeships in a range of disciplines...
Our apprenticeships in the Automotive and Engineering industries usually last between one and four years. Throughout your learning, you'll attend GTG, learning practical skills and building on your knowledge, and be assessed in your workplace, too.
We also offer on-the-job apprenticeships, which are entirely work-based, and include careers in the Logistics and Business Services sectors. These last between 12 and 15 months. You'll learn in your own work environment, and GTG assessors will visit you at work to assess your progress.
By the end of your apprenticeship, you can expect to have gained the skills you need to succeed in your chosen field and be in a position to take up further training. With 91% of candidates in work just six months after becoming qualified, an apprenticeship is a fantastic way to launch your career.Find your course
Frequently asked questions
What happens when I apply?
Your application will be reviewed by a member of our recruitment team to check your qualifications meet our entry requirements.
If that's successful, you'll be invited to attend a session with GTG. This will include basic numeracy, basic literacy and (if you're applying for a technician apprenticeship), a mechanical aptitude test.
After that, we'll send your application to employers closest to your local area. You'll be asked to attend an interview with the employer before being accepted.
How long does an apprenticeship last?
Your apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete, depending on the level of qualifications you choose. The majority last between one and three years.
- Automotive: 3-4 years
- Transport: Around 1 year
- Forklift and Warehouse: Around 1 year
- Business Skills: 6 to 15 months
- Engineering: Around 3 years
- Security: 3 years
- Prince's Trust Get into Cars: 6 weeks
During this time, you'll be working and gaining invaluable experience, doing what you love.
Who can apply?
Our apprenticeship courses are open to people aged 16 or over, giving trainees a chance to earn as they learn. This means working towards a recognised qualification and skilled employment with greater career prospects.
So whether you're coming straight from school, further education or are already in employment, we've got apprenticeship courses in a huge range of careers - from motor vehicle technicians to business administrators. All you need to do is make sure you meet the course entry requirements listed on the apprenticeship.
I'm already employed, how do I apply for an apprenticeship?
Your employer will need to complete an eligibility form, which will allow GTG Training to check your eligibility with funding organisations.
If you're eligible, a recruitment specialist will get in touch with you and your employer to arrange the next steps.
GTG Open Day
Each year, we hold an apprentice recruitment open day to showcase all our Modern Apprenticeship courses. This is a great way to get an insight into different career opportunities, see our facilities and meet our trainers.
What to expect when you start
You will be given some kit so that you're ready for your first day, including:
- Manuals and course materials
- Health and safety information
- Overall and boots (if you're on an automotive course)
- GTG water bottle, bag and pens
What qualifications do you need?
Qualification criteria is different for each apprenticeship. Contact GTG directly to find out what qualifications you'll need for the apprenticeship you're interested in.
Why choose GTG Training?
GTG has over 40 years' experience partnering with employers to put apprentices on the fast track to success. We've been named Learning Provider of the Year at the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Awards and our experienced assessor Jim Swan won the 2018 Instructor of the Year award. Our state-of-the-art facilities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Wolverhampton offer the latest in training technology.
Working in partnership to deliver safe and effective apprenticeships
European Social Fund
Education and Skills Funding Agency
National Apprenticeship Service
Skills Development Scotland
Apprenticeship Programmes at GTG
- Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
- Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
- Bus and Coach Body Cladding
- Lift Truck Maintenance and Repair
- Vehicle Fitting
- Vehicle Accident Repair Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET)
- Vehicle Body Repair and Alignment
- Vehicle Paintwork Repair
- Vehicle Parts Operations
- Business Administration Level 2 and 3
- Customer Service Level 2
- Customer Service Level 3
- Management Level 3
- Management Level 4
- Retail Skills Level 2
- Retail Skills Level 3 - Sales Professional