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Land-based Pre-Apprenticeship Programme

Last year the Scottish Government endorsed the Land-based pre-apprenticeship, awarding monies to support growth and a wider roll out of the programme across Scotland.  The funding awarded allows us to offer 28 places for Summer 2020 throughout our regional coverage which includes: Perthshire/Angus/Mearns/Aberdeenshire/Moray.

Key Facts - Land-based Pre-apprenticeship (6 months full-time work)

Applications are now open for our Summer Intake28 places available with candidates undertaking a 3 week practical induction at SRUC, Craibstone commencing mid-June 2020.

Employment placements then follow for a period of 26 weeks working full-time from mid-July - early January. £1500 training fund offered throughout the programme which includes certificated training tickets.

Rates of pay:

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board rates as of 1st April 2019 -31st March 2020 state a minimum standard rate of £5.30 per hour for up to 48 hrs per week. (Rates of pay may well increase as from 1st April 2020)

Overtime rates are 1.5 times standard pay rate, £7.95 per hour apply for more than 8hrs in one day or when they exceed 48 hrs in the week.

Applications open now until: 20th March 2020.

Pre-Apprenticeship Applications can be submitted to: gail@ringlinkscotland.co.uk or to laurencekirk@ringlinkscotland.co.uk


To hear what a few of our pre-apprentices have to say about the programme, click on the video links below:

Pre-Apprenticeship 2019 - Morgan

Pre-Apprenticeship 2019 - Rhiannon

Pre-Apprenticeship 2019 - Josh


More information can be found in the links below.


PDF icon Application Form      PDF icon  Poster     PDF icon Case Studies   PDF icon  Leaflet