Many Modern Apprentices in Angus

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Young people and businesses in Angus are benefitting from Modern Apprenticeships.

Figures from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) show that there were 622 Modern Apprenticeships in Angus last year.

And 15 per cent of the 16 to 24-year-olds in employment in the local authority area are Modern Apprentices.

The figures show that there have been 101,000 new Modern Apprenticeship places in Scotland during the past four years, surpassing the Scottish Government target of 25,000 a year.

SDS head of region for Angus, Gordon MacDougall, said: “Last year there were more than 620 new apprenticeship places in Angus and more than 25,000 across the country.

“It’s a testament to employers who continue to invest in Modern Apprenticeship opportunities through the economic downturn.

“It’s also a credit to the Modern Apprentices that so many have completed or are on their way to completing their apprenticeship.

“Modern Apprenticeships are driven by employer demand and for the individual they allow the apprentices to get a job and learn while they earn; and provide young people with opportunities and support the local economy by anchoring skills and jobs in Angus.”

Businesses can find out more about support for hiring Modern Apprentices at www.ourskillsforce.co.uk.