Modern Apprenticeship Recruitment- MappIT Website

Here at Gateway one of our main goals is to make sure that every secondary school student, and school leaver, in Scotland is aware of the wide range of opportunities available through Modern Apprenticeships.

Students may already be using the Modern Apprenticeship opportunity website, MappIT to check out apprenticeship vacancies. If not, please feel free to browse the site at


Please See Ms Welsh in Guidance for futher details

Applications are now open for the Sutton Trust US Programme. This programme provides bright, state school students a taste of life at an American university. The initiative is centred on a one-week summer school at a leading US university with introductory events and application support in the UK before and after. Host campuses last year were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Yale University.

Apply for the Sutton Trust US Programme to find out what a US university could offer you! 

Successful students will take part in this unique opportunity to get a taste of US culture and higher education first hand and receive personalised support if they decide to apply for their undergraduate studies at an American university. The Sutton Trust will also provide other benefits to participants, such as covering costs for all residential events, accommodation and travel.  The Sutton Trust US programme includes:

  • A week-long visit to the States where students will get a taste of US higher education and culture
  • Four UK based residentials to receive comprehensive admissions advice
  • Support from our dedicated team of knowledgeable advisors throughout the process of applying for admissions and financial aid at American universities
  • In-depth admissions test preparation
  • Guidance for parents and teachers
  • A chance to meet other UK students interested in studying in the US

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be in Year 12* or equivalent (eg S5 in Scotland)
  • Attend a state school or college
  • Not hold US citizenship
  • Be from a low or middle income family

We are looking for applicants meeting all (or most) of these criteria:

  • Have earned 8 or more As or A*s at GCSE or the equivalent (eg 7 or more credit passes at Scottish Standard Grade)
  • Show commitment to the programme and interest in US culture and higher education
  • We also welcome applications from students who would be the first in their families to go to university and from schools and colleges with little history of sending students to US universities

*If you are not yet in Year 12, you are a bit ahead of the game for this year’s programme. You may register your interest for next year’s programme by completing our online survey. Application: Students may apply online at