Em­ploy­er­scon­tinue to in­vest in mod­ern ap­pren­tice­ships

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Young peo­ple and busi­nesses in South La­nark­shire are ben­e­fit­ting from Mod­ern Ap­pren­tice­ships.

Fig­ures from Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land ( SDS) show that there were 1674 Mod­ern Ap­pren­tice­ships in South La­nark­shire last year.

Also, 10 per cent of the 16 to 24- year- olds in em­ploy­ment in the lo­cal au­thor­ity area are Mod­ern Ap­pren­tices.

The fig­ures show that there have been 101,000 new Mod­ern Ap­pren­tice­ship places in Scot­land dur­ing the past four years, sur­pass­ing the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment tar­get of 25,000 each year.

SDS Head of Re­gion for South La­nark­shire, Hazel Mathieson, said: “Last year there were al­most 1700 new ap­pren­tice­ship places in South La­nark­shire and more than 25,000 across the coun­try.

“It’s a great tes­ta­ment to em­ploy­ers that they have con­tin­ued to in­vest in Mod­ern Ap­pren­tice­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties right through the eco­nomic down­turn.”

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