Scottish Apprenticeship Week

February 22, 2017

Six Moray companies will be taking to the small screen to help promote Apprenticeships across Moray during Scottish Apprenticeship Week 6-10 March.


Apprentices from A J Engineering, AES Solar in Forres, Boortmalt UK and 8 to 8 Dental in Buckie and Earthtime, Elgin and MJD Systems in Spey Bay will take part in a Facebook Live event to be screened throughout the week allowing young people to see apprentices at work and post questions directly to them from the comfort of their own phones.


A recording of the broadcast will be posted on the DYW website afterwards for those unable to watch it live. Go Live events will be held across the week with apprentices across Moray as follows:


Monday 6 March   1600 hrs         AJ Engineering, Forres    Engineering

Monday 6 March   1630 hrs         Earthtime, Elgin               Social Services (children and young people)

Tuesday 7 March   1600 hrs         Boortmalt UK, Buckie      Mechanical Engineering

Thursday 9 March 1600 hrs          MJD Systems, Spey Bay  IT Engineer

Thursday 9 March 1830 hrs          8to8 Dental, Buckie         Dental Nurse

Friday 10 March   1600 hrs          AES Solar, Forres             Warehousing and logistics


Scottish Apprenticeship Week highlights the benefits for businesses that have decided to invest in the skills of their employees and the success stories of young people choosing to work, learn and earn. 


In Moray events across the week will provide opportunities for young people, parents and employers to find out more about apprenticeships and the great career opportunities work based learning can offer.   


Employers who want to know more about apprenticeships or those already involved in Modern Apprenticeships are invited to attend a business breakfast at Moray College UHI between 8.00am to 9.30am on Wednesday 8th March.  Guest speakers from industry, including A J Engineering and 8 to 8 Dental and representatives 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.    It is free to attend but please register through Eventbrite:


Directly following this event on Wednesday 8th March, a Meet the Employer Event will take place at Moray College UHI  between 10.00am to 3.00pm.   Any Moray business wishing to attend should register through Eventbrite:


Following this, on Wednesday evening the SDS Centre at 232 Elgin High Street will host a Meet the Parents evening from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.   Parents will have the chance to meet local employers and training providers, along with staff from the SDS Careers Information, Advice and Guidance service based in schools across Moray.     


This year, in Moray, Scottish Apprenticeship Week is being supported by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Moray, an industry led board which aims to reduce youth unemployment by creating stronger links between business and education.   


Moira Stickle, Manager for Developing Young Workforce Moray said  : “This is only an hour or two in a week but it could result in life changing decisions both for the young person and the employer.  The Facebook Live event is a new approach but by taking the event directly to the young person we are hoping that this will result in an increased interest.”


To find out more about Scottish Apprenticeship Week visit 


To secure your place at the events please book through Eventbrite or for more information contact DYW Moray on 01343 610388.



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