Modern Apprenticeship Week, which ran from May 19 to May 23, was marked in Angus by a special event in the Canmore Room in Forfar.
The event, organised by Angus Council’s Towards Employment Team (TET), saw employers, young people, parents and teachers gather to learn more about the Modern Apprenticeship programme.
From mechanics, to admin staff and social carers, young people in the county are being helped into the jobs market through Angus Council’s Modern Apprenticeship programme.
Modern Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of vocational areas, both within the council and with a number of private sector employers.
TET, part of economic development, is responsible for the programme in Angus.
The team organises apprentice placements within the workplace and supports employers from recruitment, through training to full employment.
The council’s Convener of Development and Enterprise, councillor Mairi Evans, commented: “For an individual becoming a Modern Apprentice is a great way to kick start any career.
“You learn on the job, receive invaluable practical experience and work towards an industry-recognised vocational qualification, while getting paid.
“For employers, benefits can be gained from a skilled and productive workforce and the ability ‘to grow their own’ within the workplace.
“The programme brings big benefits to both the employer and the apprentice, and the Angus economy as a whole.”
Angus Council is offering over 30 placements this year within the council and through private employer partnership.
For more information contact the Towards Employment team at on 01241 438160, or visit www.angusahead.com/TET.