Pupils across Ayrshire still have the chance to start new apprenticeships while still at school.
Youngsters who think this might be an option for them are being encouraged to speak to their guidance teacher as soon as possible.
Foundation Apprenticeships are a two-year, industry-recognised qualification taken alongside their other subjects.
They allow pupils to spend time at college and with a local employer in their chosen industry.
Supported by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Ayrshire College is working with schools and employers across the region to offer Foundation Apprenticeships in software development, business and childcare.
A list of all Foundation Apprenticeships available is at www.apprenticeships.scot/foundation.