Celebrating Apprenticeships – Scottish Apprenticeship Week 5th to 10th March 2018

February 23, 2018




















Apprentices and companies who invest in apprentices will be the toast of Moray over Scottish Apprenticeship Week Monday 5th March to Thursday 9th March. 


To celebrate the success of Moray Apprentices and their employers a business breakfast, open evening and a number of online events will be held so that employers, young people and their parents can gain an understanding of work based learning opportunities available in Moray. 


The business breakfast is open to all employers who employ apprentices or are considering employing apprentices and will be held on Tuesday, 6th March 2018 at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre at Moray College UHI. 


Breakfast starts at 7.30am and over two hours delegates will find out how to access support and information on the apprenticeship family which includes Foundation; Modern; and Graduate Apprenticeships. 


Following the presentations there will be a Q and A session where apprentices from all programmes will be happy to share their experiences with employers. There will also be an opportunity to network with representatives from Skills Development Scotland, Developing the Young Workforce Moray and Moray College UHI.  


Places are free but attendees must register through:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-the-success-of-the-apprenticeship-family-in-moray-tickets-42194982328?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse


Young people considering an apprenticeship and parents of young people considering an apprenticeship can find out more about apprenticeships and current vacancies at an open evening from 4pm to 7pm at Skills Development Scotland, 232 High Street Elgin on Wednesday 7 March.  


Moray College UHI is also  holding its annual March open evening on the 7th March  where young people and parents can find out about the choice of courses offered by the college and meet the lecturers . The evening will also include information about the Foundation apprenticeship programme available at the College. The open evening will run from 5pm – 6.30pm and will be held in the Alexander Graham Bell Centre conference facility.


These complimentary events are aimed at helping youngsters make a choice between apprenticeships and full-time learning. Timings have been set to allow young people and their parents time to attend both events. 


Each day of Scottish Apprenticeship Week a series of posts, videos and information will be streamed on Facebook SDSMoray www.facebook.com/SDSMoray  page and other social media focusing on particular career subjects to give young people access to as much information as possible to allow them to make an informed decision about their future employment.  These social media posts will be specific to Moray and to learning in Moray.  As follows: 


Monday 5 March        Early Learning and Childcare and Health and Social Care
Tuesday 6 March        Engineering, Construction and Land Based Sector
Wednesday 7 March   Food and Drink, Tourism, Information Technology, Creative Industries.
Thursday 8 March       Business and Professional services


Moray College UHI will be highlighting a number of Foundation and Modern apprenticeship case studies on Moray Frith Radio (MFR) during the week (5-9 March) featuring a number of young apprentices in Moray.


Scottish apprenticeships are a key to creating confident, qualified employees with the skills that employers need.  They span many industries and job roles to access training that’s relevant to business so that staff will always be up to the job – now, and for whatever comes in the future.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week outlines the benefits for businesses that have decided to invest in the skills of their employees and highlights the success stories of young people choosing to work, learn and earn.  


Nina Crocombe Team Leader (Elgin) of Skills Development Scotland said:  


“The recent growth of apprenticeship programmes in Scotland is providing young people with great opportunities to consider work based learning opportunities to support their career path.  Our event is aimed at young people and parents to fully understand their options, and discover what opportunities there are in Moray, whether you are considering it now as an option, or considering it for the future”


Sarah Baxter, Manager DYW Moray said:  


“DYW Moray is excited to be facilitating this event with our partners.  We hope that by celebrating Moray’s apprenticeship success stories to date, will inspire more employers to employ an apprentice and reap the benefits of this.”


Jacqui Taylor, Head of Marketing and External Relations at Moray College UHI said: 


‘Scottish Apprenticeship Week provides an opportunity for all partners to celebrate the success of our apprentices and recognise the commitment employers have invested in Moray’s young people and we are delighted once again, to be hosting the Business Breakfast where we look forward to hearing from our young people’


All information on apprenticeships for employers, young people or parents is permanently on  www.apprenticeships.scot.   

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