A de­gree of de­vel­op­ment for coun­cil em­ploy­ees

Qual­i­fi­ca­tion chance for work­ers

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Progression - Ian Bunt­ing

Twe n t y - f o u r N o r t h La­nark­shire Coun­cil staff have em­barked on a range of de­gree pro­grammes in­clud­ing busi­ness man­age­ment, soft­ware de­vel­op­ment and con­struc­tion and the built en­vi­ron­ment.

The pro­gramme of­fers stu­dents a high level of aca­demic and in­dus­try ac­cred­i­ta­tion along with ex­pe­ri­ence in the work­place.

Fiona Whit­taker, head of busi­ness or­gan­i­sa­tional and peo­ple so­lu­tions, said: “The new Grad­u­ate Ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gramme is part of our Work­force for the Fu­ture strat­egy and to help de­liver the coun­cil’s ob­jec­tive of im­prov­ing our re­source base.

“At the mo­ment we are of­fer­ing this de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­nity to our em­ploy­ees and we are work­ing in part­ner­ship with the Univer­sity of Strath­clyde, Univer­sity of the West of Scot­land and Glas­gow Cale­do­nian Univer­sity.

“The pro­gramme is cur­rently fo­cused on staff who re­quire a qual­i­fi­ca­tion or are ac­tively seek­ing to progress their ca­reer within the coun­cil.

“We hope to be able to open the pro­gramme up to other peo­ple in North La­nark­shire in the com­ing months.”

Ex­cit­ing time The coun­cil staff tak­ing part in the Grad­u­ate Ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gramme

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