Apprenticeships Week 2018

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is the annual campaign to show that apprenticeships work for businesses, individuals and the economy. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is hosting a series of events to demonstrate how apprenticeships work for businesses, individuals and the economy. There is commitment to supporting more Modern Apprenticeships as well as Foundation and Graduate Level Apprenticeships. Apprenticeship week is co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The campaign aims to encourage more employers to take on apprentices.

This year’s campaign theme is ‘Apprenticeships are the Business’, recognising the value work-based learning brings to employers across the country.  This is an opportunity to raise awareness of the successes of apprentices who have chosen to get a job, get paid and get qualified to develop their careers.

Comhairle Leader, Cllr Roddie Mackay, said: “Research indicates that there is demand from young people for opportunities to study and work on the islands. As a Comhairle we are very supportive of providing opportunities for young people to pursue positive destinations within the islands and in doing so, slowing population decline and strengthening the islands’ economy.

"We would like to invite all local employers, school pupils, parents/carers, colleges and training providers as well as interested members of the public to participate in the Scottish Apprenticeship Week events."

Employers are encouraged to advertise any current or future apprenticeship vacancies during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Drop-in Sessions in Stornoway and Tarbert

Drop-in sessions for the exchange of ideas and information are as follows:

Town Hall, 20 South Beach Street, Stornoway

Date & Time:      
Tuesday,  6th March - 10.00 - 7.00 pm
Wednesday, 7th March - 10.00 - 7.00 pm
Thursday, 8th March - 10.00 - 1.00 pm

Sir E Scott School, Tarbert

Date & Time:       
Friday, 9th March – 12.25 – 13.15pm

Drop In Sessions in South Uist and Barra

Cothrom Ltd., in partnership with SDS Careers, will be holding Drop In Sessions in both South Uist

and Barra as follows:

Cothrom Learning Centre, Ormiclate, South Uist

Date & Time:      
Wednesday, 7th March - 10.00 -  4.00 pm

Castlebay Community School, Barra

Date & Time:      
Thursday, 8th March - 10.00 - 2.00 pm

Please check the Cothrom (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website for more information