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Considering an apprenticeship? Get involved this Scottish Apprenticeship Week

As Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 kicks off, Moray is celebrating its apprentices and their employers through a series of informative events.

Last year, hundreds of businesses across the country took part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week and this year is no different. Young people, their parents and employers will be getting involved to gain an understanding of apprentice opportunities in Moray.

Taking place from March 5th to 10th, events in Moray include:

  • Tuesday 6th March A business breakfast, open to all employers who take on apprentices or are considering doing so, including Foundation, Modern and Graduate apprenticeships. There will also be a Q&A session where apprentices from all programmes will be sharing their experiences with employers. The breakfast is free and takes place at 7:30am at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray College UHI.  Delegates must register via Eventbrite here.
  • Wednesday 7th March A Skills Development Scotland open evening between 4 and 7pm at their offices at 232 High Street, Elgin, to give young people considering an apprenticeship and their parents more information.
  • Wednesday 7th March Moray College UHI annual open evening between 5 and 6:30pm at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre. As well as giving young people and parents the chance to find out about the choice of courses offered, the evening will include information about the College’s Foundation Apprenticeship programme.

On each day of Scottish Apprenticeship Week a series of posts and videos will be streamed on the SDSMoray Facebook page and other social media, focusing on particular career subjects. These will give young people as much information as possible and will be specific to Moray. Career topics include:

  • Monday 5th March: Early learning and childcare and health and social care
  • Tuesday 6th March: Engineering, construction and land-based sector
  • Wednesday 7th March: Food and drink, tourism, IT and creative industries.
  • Thursday 8th March: Business and professional services

Also tune into MFR during the week to hear a number of Foundation and Modern apprenticeship case studies from Moray College UHI, such as that of Aimee Stephen (17), who undertook a business skills apprenticeship in the Learning and Development Department of NHS Grampian:

“I chose to do the Foundation Apprenticeship to gain knowledge and experience in a working business environment.

“I enjoyed working in a business environment and getting to know what it is like so I now know what to expect when in a job.

“I have now decided to pursue a career in business and I feel that the skills, qualities and industry contacts have given me a head start. I now realise I want to go into a working environment and learn on the job rather than go to University, so I’m actively looking for employment to progress through the apprenticeship route.”

Further information on apprenticeships for employers, young people and parents can be found at: 

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