8 March 2019
This week saw ministers from across the Scottish Government taking part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week.
Fair Work Secretary Derek Mackay announced on Sunday 3rd March that that the target for Graduate Apprenticeships in 2019/20 has been increased to 1,300.
Supporting sectors that have a need for highly skilled jobs, such as civil engineering, digital and cyber security, Graduate Apprenticeships provide learning and development opportunities for new and existing employees and enable employers to upskill their workforce. #ScotAppWeek pic.twitter.com/NHXhJ4lgHN
— ScotGovEconomy (@scotgoveconomy) March 3, 2019
On Monday the First Minister visited Forth Valley College to launch the Scottish Apprenticeship Network – encouraging the next generation to take advantage of apprenticeship opportunities. She also had the chance to speak to many of their female engineering apprentices.
FM @NicolaSturgeon today kicked off Scottish Apprenticeship Week by visiting @FVCollege to meet female engineering apprentices and launch the Scottish Apprenticeship Network. #ScotAppWeek https://t.co/cfsYDtZRfC pic.twitter.com/PwwBzKnojw
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) March 4, 2019
? At the start of #ScotAppWeek19 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is at @FVCollege to launch a new apprentice network for each school to have a dedicated ambassador, promoting modern apprenticeships as a career route for young people #CapitalReports pic.twitter.com/zk3WO3P2Om
— CapitalScotland News (@CapitalScotNews) March 4, 2019
On Thursday Minister Jamie Hepburn announced the new target for modern apprenticeship numbers for the next year.
At least 29,000 new Modern Apprentices will get access to work-based skills and learning next year in a continued effort to support youth employment. Fair Work Minister @jamiehepburn announced the new target today #ScotAppWeek @skillsdevscot https://t.co/jXAhap3DNX pic.twitter.com/NGjv3o6bEP
— ScotGovEconomy (@scotgoveconomy) March 7, 2019