Friday, 17 January 2014

New Apprentices and Work Experience Placements Announced!

New modern apprenticeships and paid work experience placements are to be created by East Lothian Council.

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At a Cabinet meeting this week it was agreed to use funding from the Scottish Government’s Youth Employment Scotland (YES) scheme to create 12 modern apprenticeship / graduate placement opportunities within the council and 30 new six month, paid work training experience opportunities for vulnerable young people.
The council was awarded a combined Scottish Government and European Social fund grant of £238,191 in July 2013 to manage the delivery of the YES Fund, which provides wage subsidies to support the creation of sustainable job opportunities (including Modern Apprenticeships) within the private sector for unemployed 16-24 year olds.
A wage subsidy of 50 per cent was provided by the YES fund for local businesses in East Lothian for a six month period topped up by a further 15 per cent subsidy from the council.
To date, 20 new jobs have been created through the fund across a range of employers including marketing, retail, hospitality, vehicle maintenance, engineering and hair and beauty sectors. The scheme has been delivered by East Lothian Works, based at Lodge Street, Haddington, which was opened in April 2013, bringing together all employability-related services under the East Lothian One Council Approach. East Lothian Works is the central point of contact for employment advice, training and skills development and brings together a range of council services working in partnership with a number of external partners including Queen Margaret University, The Edinburgh College, Skills Development Scotland, Job Centre Plus and Social Enterprise in East Lothian.
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