The Skills Partnership aims to support employers in the National Park to identify, recruit and train a skilled workforce. Young people aged 16-24 are keen to develop their skills and find employment in the Park and the Skills Partnership aims to develop their pathways into work. We are focussing on Tourism, Hospitality, Local Food, and the Land-based sector (including farming).
We would like to identify what skills are needed by employers in the National Park. Please complete the ‘What Skills?’ form (link to form) to help us understand your skills gaps and pass this information on to the schools, colleges and Sector Skills Councils so that training and education can begin to change to address your needs.
Opportunities exist in Scotland to help employers grow their businesses:
- Funding opportunities: there is national and local funding and support available to businesses
- Wage incentives help to create jobs. If you can make a job offer to a young person you may be eligible for some financial support.
- Work experience: helps a young person understand what is expected of them in the workplace. It also gives them some valuable experiences.
- Graduate placements: these can last from a few months to a year and can help with specific projects.
- e-Placements Scotland: helps employers access skilled computing university students that match the needs of the business.
- Modern Apprenticeships: vocational training is available through this unique Scottish programme where you can find help to fund training and advertise vacancies.
- Job Centre Plus: can help to recruit the right workforce for your business.
- Community businesses: third sector emmployers can benefit from specific support to help them take on and train an unemployed young person.
- Local support: local authorities may offer support to enable employers offer work placement opportunities.
Follow the links to find out more, or contact the Skills Partnership and have a chat.
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