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.
Heriot-Watt University are hosting a series of open forums next week (Monday 1 - Friday 5 March) to help employers and prospective Graduate Apprentices learn more about the benefits that a Graduate Apprenticeship can bring.
These events may be of interest to people or businesses based in Orkney, as Heriot-Watt University will be offering their Graduate Apprenticeship programme online this year, meaning people can undertake this qualification while working and living in Orkney.
Are you a local employer who would like to learn more about apprenticeships and the benefits they can offer your business?
Developing the Young Workforce are working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to host a national online event for employers.
This event will provide employers of all sizes with the latest information about apprenticeships, current funding support and practical advice on how to take on an apprentice - whether a new recruit or upskilling an existing employee.
As part of Scottish Apprenticeships Week we have shared the experiences of those currently undertaking an apprenticeship, but what happens once your apprenticeship is finished?
Orkney Construction Training Group (OCTG) have allowed us to share a video they have made which focuses on apprentices moving on in their career - see the below from the OCTG.
In the final of their series of interviews for Scottish Apprenticeships Week, BBC Radio Orkney have heard from a local woman who is undertaking a Graduate Apprenticeship.
Anja Hall is currently undertaking a Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Administration through Robert Gordon University. She is employed by Orkney Distilling Limited, where she works full-time while studying for her degree.
Next week is Scottish Apprenticeships Week, which celebrates the diversity that makes work-based learning good for individuals, employers and the economy.
This year’s campaign theme is ‘Talent Without Limits’ and we want to use the week to challenge the stereotypical view of apprenticeships and highlight the diverse range of apprenticeships that exist in Orkney.
Are you a current, or past apprentice? Want to share your success story, tell others that university is not the only way and share the benefits of choosing an apprenticeship? Then join Scotland’s Apprentice Network.
The Orkney and Shetland Valuation Joint Board are offering an exciting opportunity for someone to join them as a Graduate Apprentice.
A Graduate Apprenticeship gives the successful applicant a chance to study for an Honours Degree while in paid full-time employment.
The vacancy is for a Valuer to join the team in Orkney, and is being offered in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and Skills Development Scotland. The successful applicant will be supported to complete a BSc (Hons) Construction and Built Environment through block release study at Edinburgh Napier University, starting in August 2019.
This is a really exciting opportunity for someone to gain a degree while continuing to live and work in Orkney.
For more details about the vacancy and details of where to apply, visit apprenticeships.scot.
An event developed to help local employers learn more about attracting, recruiting and retaining a young workforce was held last week.
Hosted by Remarkable and DYW Orkney, the #BeTheChangemaker event on Friday 17 May 2019, gave employers a chance to hear from organisations who can help them recruit young people into their business, or help them access the opportunities available to develop new or existing employees.
Local employers are invited to book their place at an event that will help them learn more about recruiting apprentices and attracting young people to their workforce.
Hosted by Remarkable, on behalf of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce Orkney, this will be an opportunity for local employers to hear from some of the organisations who can help them recruit young people into their business and learn more about accessing the opportunities available to develop new or existing employees.
An Orkney and Apprenticeships: Skills for the Future information event was held at Orkney College UHI on Wednesday 6 March 2019 to help young people, parents and carers learn more about the different apprenticeships available in Orkney and understand the opportunities they offer for progression in a career.