It’s Thursday again which only means one thing, Jobs of the Week. For Jobs of the Week this week we have a variety of jobs ranging from a cleaner at Lidl to an apprenticeship with SSE and a front of house role at the Old Library.
The latest issue of our employer's newsletter has been published.
In this issue, you can learn about a campaign which aims to celebrate the achievements and resilience of young people; find out how we are supporting the development of STEM skills in primary pupils and find out more about apprenticeships, including the latest university to offer Graduate Apprenticeships remotely.
You can read the latest issue at the link below.
An exciting opportunity is currently being offered to local people to undertake an Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship at the Flotta Oil Terminal.
This is a chance to take part in the Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Programme (OGTAP), which is one of the most successful in the country with a 96% employment rate on completion of the scheme
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Orkney has granted funding for science kits for each of the islands’ schools.
We awarded the Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE) programme funding to purchase Meccano, coding creatures, minicomputers, toolkits, and workbenches.
These will be distributed to 19 schools, benefitting more than 1,500 children.
Colin Nisbet, RAiSE Education Support Officer in Orkney, will deliver training to all schools on how to make the most of the resources, as well as developing resources to support learning experiences and opportunities. He said: “This funding award is incredibly welcome. We want to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) to life for our children. Educational toys and kits help to spark curiosity, ambition, and problem-solving skills in fun and accessible ways.
“I am going to work alongside our schools to offer training, advice, and ideas so we can get the most from these very valuable resources.”
In an effort to support the local economy, Colin has purchased the Meccano sets through Grooves in Kirkwall.
The sets will promote engineering through play, programming digital technology, and the use of tools. Local businesses will be profiled within the support materials and schools will be encouraged to connect with industry to further bring these lessons to life.
Rachel Scarth, Project Manager, DYW Orkney, said: “The DYW Orkney Board are very proud of our partnership and support of the RAiSE programme. We recognise that the development of STEM and digital skills is vitally important for the islands as we progress through a modern economy and we must be proactive in developing our young people for the future. Sparking confidence and excitement in these matters from a young age is a great way to do this.”
RAiSE, a programme of The Wood Foundation, Scottish Government, Education Scotland, and participating local authorities empowers primary teachers with the skills, networks, and confidence to develop and deliver motivating and engaging STEM learning experiences for children. More than half of Scotland’s local authorities have engaged and Colin has been in post focussing on the Orkney area for a year.
Young people across Orkney who need help applying for jobs, apprenticeships or college courses can access support from a new programme created by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Orkney and Skills Development Scotland (SDS).
The ‘Planning for the Future’ career management programme is free and includes resources that young people can use if they need help writing a CV, applying for a college course, apprenticeship or job or preparing for an interview.
This week for Jobs of the Week we have a variety of Full-time and Part-time jobs available, including a part-time Office Administrators job at Isbister Brothers and a full-time job at Sean Stanger Joiner and Building.
Developing the Young Workforce are celebrating the achievements and resilience of young people across Scotland through the Young People are Great campaign.
The campaign aims to highlight the key achievements and resilience of young people across Scotland, raise awareness of the greatness young people bring to any workforce and spread good news, success and motivation.
We invite you to get involved in this new campaign, which will launch on Monday 19 April 2021 and will run until Friday 30 April 2021 using the hashtag #YPAG21
Keen to get involved? Download the relevant campaign pack, resources and graphics and share your stories with us on social media from Monday 19 – Friday 30 April using #YPAG21.
The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is offering fully funded workshops to employers to help close the Disability Employment Gap.
SUSE want to work with forward-thinking, inclusive, innovative and creative learning organisations to support the Disability Employment Gap, whilst helping employers develop their organisation and the people within it.
sThis week for Jobs of the Week we have a variety of jobs within Orkney Islands Council from a Fitness Adviser to a Clerical Assistant. We also have other local businesses looking for Time-served Joiners and Masons and many more opportunities.
As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we are helping you understand more about the apprenticeship framework in Scotland. There are three levels of apprenticeship, Foundation, Modern and Graduate. Today we are focusing on Graduate Apprenticeships.
This week is Scottish Apprenticeships Week and we have some some apprenticeship opportunities in our Jobs of the Week. These include a fantastic Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship with OPITO and a Craft Apprenticeship with Scottish and Southern Energy Network. There is also an opportunity for a time-served painter and decorator with Anderson and Cluness.
As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we are helping you understand more about the apprenticeship framework in Scotland. There are three levels of apprenticeship, Foundation, Modern and Graduate. Today we are focusing on Modern Apprenticeships.
As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we are helping you understand more about the apprenticeship framework in Scotland. There are three levels of apprenticeship, Foundation, Modern and Graduate. Today we are focusing on Foundation Apprenticeships.