Young People Discover Benefits of Apprenticeships at Inclusive Event
20 April 2018
Young people from across Glasgow and the West gathered at
Glasgow's City Chambers this week to find out more about
apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities in the region.
The Scottish Apprenticeships, Careers and Volunteering Event,
hosted by BEMIS Scotland and supported by Skills Development
Scotland (SDS), took place in Glasgow on Monday (16 April).
More than 40 different employers and training providers met with
local young people - both school leavers and pupils - to discuss
opportunities they have to offer and promote their inclusive
Big-name employers including Scottish Water, Channel 4, NHS
Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Police Scotland and the British Army
were in attendance with information on their apprenticeship,
employment and training opportunities.
Attendees also met with advisers from Skills Development
Scotland to get more information of different career pathways and
Karen Murray, SDS Head of National Training Programmes
Development said: "The Scottish Apprenticeships, Career and
Volunteering Event played an important role in providing
inspiration for young people across the region.
"Apprenticeships offer people the chance to work, learn and earn
with some fantastic employers - there's never been a better time to
get involved with work-based learning."
Apprenticeships offer people the chance to work, learn
and earn with some fantastic employers - there's never been a
better time to get involved with work-based learning.
Karen Murray, Skills Development Scotland
Inclusion was a central theme to the day, and Ann McInnes,
Project Coordinator of the Modern Apprenticeships for All programme
at BEMIS Scotland, said that partnership working and commitment
from employers is central to ensuring equal and inclusive
employment opportunities for young people from ethnic minority
She said: "Working in partnership has always been a strategic
choice for BEMIS, and we continue to progress this context of work
both purposefully and operationally at various levels. This has
enabled us and stakeholders alike to share, collaborate and
facilitate concrete and dynamic programmes in support of advancing
race equality, and in progressing our inclusive national identity
and equal opportunities."
Earlier this year, SDS published a new equalities guide for
employers to encourage more inclusive recruitment of
The guide can be downloaded at www.apprenticeships.scot.
Source - Skils Development Scotland