Support for Modern Apprentices Week
Friday 4th May 2012
Clackmannanshire Council are showing their full support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week and demonstrating the value that Modern Apprentices bring to their businesses.
The Council will join hundreds of people who will be participating in events across Scotland from Monday 21st May to Friday 25th May.
Clackmannanshire Council currently offer Modern Apprenticeships in Children's Care, Learning and Development, Business and Administration and Craft Apprenticeships.
The Council are currently recruiting for four Modern Apprentices in Business and Administration. Anyone interested should contact Audrey Munro on 01259 225187.
The financial support for the Modern Apprenticeship scheme is open to businesses of all sizes in all industry sectors. There are over 80 different occupations which have apprenticeship frameworks. A recent survey showed nine of 10 apprentices in Scotland value the quality of their training
Nikki Bridle, Clackmannanshire Council's Director of Corporate Development, confirmed this week: "Our Modern Apprentices in Business Support who don't find a job at the end of their apprenticeships, will be retained for a further four months from June."
More than 12,000 businesses employ 34,000 Modern Apprentices in a wide range of sectors, making a valuable contribution to Scotland's economy.
Nikki added: "Benefits of being a Modern Apprentice include gaining valuable experience to develop their skills in the workplace and practical experience to include in their CV's."
Events like business breakfasts, networking events, skills demonstrations and apprentice and management job swaps are just some of things planned for Scottish Apprenticeship Week.