Applied Arts Scotland have been working on the development of apprenticeships in crafts for a number of years, undertaking a pilot programme of shared apprenticeship in 2017/18.
They have recently completed a short piece of research into the potential for craft apprenticeships in Orkney, which has told them there is a strong appetite and an immediate need. They are now undertaking a survey to quantify demand.
They are keen to hear from individuals, businesses and organisations based in Orkney. The survey is open until Monday 28 October 2019 and you can access it here.
You can find out more about Applied Arts Scotland’s work to develop apprenticeships here.