Young People Encouraged to Explore The World of Work

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Friday May 11 2018

YOUNG people looking for work opportunities are being encouraged to attend an event which will put them face-to-face with dozens of the region’s employers who are looking to recruit.

DYW Moray and Skills Development Scotland are hosting RETAin Moray 2018 an event which aims to partner up young people and employers who are providing training and apprenticeship opportunities.

Sarah Baxter, the newly appointed manager of DYW Moray said the event which will be held in Elgin High School on June 21 aims to illustrate there is a booming workforce in Moray and there are opportunities for young people to remain in the area or come back to once they have been away to college or university.

She said:

“Our aim is to secure Moray’s future workforce and by businesses working together with young people and the local schools and colleges we can illustrate that there are great opportunities to be had in our vibrant region.”

The event will be attended by the likes of AJ Engineering & Construction Services, William Grant & Sons, Brightwork, and Johnston& Carmichael.

“We have some great employers lined up who can not only offer potential positions whether that be training or apprenticeship opportunities but will be on hand to guide young people on what employers are looking for when they seek to take someone on.

“This event is ideal for school leavers but we also welcome input from parents as well as they play a vital role in influencing their children.”

She added:

“We held a similar event during Scottish Apprenticeship Week in 2017 and it was hugely successful and attracted business and young people from all across the region, hence why we are doing this again.”

DYW Moray is an employer led board which aims to lower youth unemployment and by creating stronger links between businesses and education it seeks to provide more opportunities for young people to be better prepared for the world of work.

The government funded project is made up of 21 regional groups across Scotland.

The event will be co-hosted by Skills Development Scotland.

Nina Crocombe from Skills Development Scotland said:

“We are excited to be running this event to help showcase the wide range of opportunities for young people to take advantage of the growth in work-based learning sector, such as apprenticeships. 

“These are fantastic options for young people to access all levels of qualifications and entry to employment.”

To register for the event which will take place at Elgin High School on June 21 between 5-7pm email or visit Eventbrite where the event is listed.



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