Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

In Chamber News by Sarah Medcraf

The countdown is on!

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017 – from 6 to 10 March – will show that apprenticeships work for businesses, individuals and the Scottish economy

Organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the campaign highlights the commitment of businesses who have decided to invest in the skills of their workforce.

It also showcases the successes of apprentices who have chosen to get a job, get paid and get qualified to develop their careers.

SDS wants businesses, industry, colleges, councils, training providers and those with a shared interest in the success of the apprenticeships to back the week and encourage many more employers to take on apprentices.

The week sees events and activity across the country, so there’s no better time to highlight your role in supporting apprenticeships

Find out more and register your event at www.scottishapprenticeshipweek.com

For further information about Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017, email scotapprenticeweek@sds.co.uk or call 0141 285 6171.

Moray’s Modern Apprenticeship Week

Moray’s Modern Apprenticeship Week is being organised by DYW (Developing the Young Workforce) Moray partners,  an industry led board which aims to reduce youth unemployment by creating stronger links between business and education.

They have organised a number of events to be held on Wednesday, 8th March 2017.

These events are open to all Moray employers who might be considering taking on an apprentice, or those already involved with the Modern Apprenticeship programme.  We have a variety of events scheduled as follows:-

Date:                 Wednesday 8th March 2017
Event 1:               Business Breakfast
Venue:                 Beechtree Restaurant, Moray College UHI
Time:                    8 am to 9.30 am

Guest speakers from industry will talk about the new Foundation Apprenticeship programme and advisors from Skills Development Scotland will be on hand to provide guidance on the different types of apprenticeships available, the benefits to business, the funding available and how the process works.

To register your place:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moray-employers-business-breakfast-scottish-apprenticeship-week-2017-tickets-31444539464 

Event 2:               Meet the Employer Event
Venue:                 Conference Room, Moray College UHI
Time:                   10 am to 3.00 pm

This event is exclusively for employers who already employ, or who are looking to employ Modern Apprentices.

To register your stand:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moray-meet-the-employer-scottish-apprenticeship-week-2017-tickets-31445036952

Event 3:               Parents, Guardians, Young Persons and Training Providers event
Venue:                 Skills Development Scotland Office, High Street, Elgin
Time:                    4 pm to 7 pm

Information and advice will be available from local employers, training providers and SDS Careers Information Advice and Guidance service based in all schools across Moray.

There is no requirement to reserve a space – this is a drop in session, open to all.