Modern Apprenticeships in agriculture and other land-based industries

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Around 150,000 people work in the land-based, aquaculture and environmental sector in Scotland, within around 24,000 businesses. Agriculture alone contributes more than one billion pounds to the country’s economy.

Over the next decade, 30,000 new entrants will be needed in the sector, so there are plenty of opportunities for exciting and rewarding careers out there.

Modern Apprenticeships in agriculture

If you'd like to get your career off to a great start in agriculture or you're thinking about employ a Modern Apprentice, just fill in your details on our MA Connections page and we'll try to match you up with a potential employee or employer.

We've made a short video on the benefits of doing a Modern Apprenticeship or employing someone to do one so you can watch it here.

What Lantra can do for you

The Lantra Scotland team can help you access the training, qualifications, skills and knowledge you need.

We can help you find out more about careers in Agriculture; AgriSkills; Animal Technology; Aquaculture; Environmental Conservation; Equine; Farriery; Fencing; Fisheries Management; Floristry; Game and Wildlife Management; Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Turf; Land-based Engineering; Production Horticulture; Trees and Timber

Through a network of approved training providers we also offer Lantra certified training courses for industry in a wide range of areas, including: spraying, pesticides, health and safety, book keeping, chainsaw maintenance, abrasive wheels, welding, ATVs, brush cutters, forklift trucks, pesticides, vermin control, leadership and management, equine care.

If you'd like to know more about the different industries and career areas we're involved with, have a look at our factsheet here, call 01738 646762 or email

Our goal is to work for the benefit of Scotland's land-based, aquaculture and environmental sector, so have a look at the commitments we're making for it here.