Two events are to be held in Moray as part of a national campaign to highlight the benefits of apprenticeships.
The sessions, which will take place in Elgin, are part of efforts to demonstrate the positions cater for more professions outside of the traditional trades.
DYW Moray is running the events as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, with separate dates organised for young people and potential employers.
Service manager Sarah Baxter said: “Traditionally, it was always thought that apprenticeships were solely for the trades such as joinery, hairdressing and plumbing.
“But now there are a wide variety of apprenticeships available in a variety of organisations, such as the NHS and accountancy firms.
“We ourselves had our own apprentice in Aimee Stephen who has now developed to become our employer and school liaison.”
Miss Stephen added: “I chose to do the foundation apprenticeship as I wanted to learn and gain experience in a working business environment so I would have more knowledge.
“I have now decided to pursue a career in business and I now know that I want to go into a working environment and learn on the job rather than go to university.”
The employer-focussed event will be held on Tuesday, March 3, with that for young people and their families the following day.
Each will run from 5-8pm at the Laichmoray Hotel.