Friday, 27 September 2013

Apprenticeships in Scotland contribute to Holyrood's youth employment conference

Apprenticeships in Scotland attended the 3rd Annual Youth Employment Conference on the 24th September 2013 which brought together some of the key professionals to discuss solutions for youth unemployment.

Our team offered a youth perspective on the matters arising throughout the day and one of our Youth Opportunities Advisers, Shannen Scott, contributed to the debate of the Public Sectors’ responsibility. The Chairman of the Youth Employment Conference, Alan Sinclair, asked:

“How do you feel about the 1% targets that have been set by the public sector, with regards to recruiting young people?” to which Shannen replied:

“It depends on the size of the organisation, I am always open to making it a bigger target. I think everyone shares that thought, we need to aim high. Most of the time we meet these targets so why not aim higher? There are a lot of organisations that do the same thing, my suggestion would be to collaborate more in a partnership and sky rocket past these targets. There are a lot of young people in the 16-24 age bracket that are really keen to work and recognise public sector is a good way to start.”

Apprenticeships in Scotland is a youth led organisation, we feel the peer to peer approach really works when communicating with young people. We work with employers and training providers to break down some of the barriers that exist when attracting candidates.

Contact a member of the team today to discuss further what we can do to help you.

Tel.: 01334 844 900
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Address: Unit S2, Career Studio, Granary Business Centre, Coal Road, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5YQ

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