IT apprenticeships

Since 2012, IT Services have partnered with QA to recruit apprentices across different disciplines within IT.


You are eligible to apply for an IT apprenticeship if you hold a minimum of five Curriculum for Excellence Level 4 courses or above, including English and maths.

Applicants should have an interest in technology and good communication skills, and know how to deliver excellent customer service. 


  • Earn as you learn during your two-year fixed-term contract.
  • Gain awards through the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
  • There has been a 100% employment success rate so far.
  • Learn from experienced IT professionals.
  • Training and development opportunities.

Past achievements

IT Services and their apprentices have been recognised for their work by a number of awarding bodies, including: 

  • Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2014, Sam Foster.
  • Finalist for Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2016, Greg Jennings. 
  • UCISA Award for Excellence 2016 for the IT apprenticeships scheme. 
  • SDS Public Sector Employer of the Year 2015 finalist. 
  • BSC Most Promising Young IT Professional 2015, Dhani McDiarmid.