This is National Apprenticeship Week

Throughout the week, Angus Health and Social Care Partnership is promoting the positive impact that modern apprentices have on individuals and the workplace.

There are currently two Modern Apprentices working in Angus. Callum Macdonald, 18, from Montrose, is working in Kinloch Care Home in Carnoustie and Kiera Balfour, 19, from Forfar, is working in Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre. in Forfar.

Bill Troup, Workforce Lead for the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, said “Our experience of employing apprentices shows that they bring a fresh approach and a positive attitude into the workplace.  It is important that organisations grow their own talent by using apprenticeship programmes to help strengthen the future workforce.  Apprentices learn theory and how to apply this theory in real care settings.

“By employing local young people, employers are contributing to improving the health and wellbeing of the local population.”

Angus Health and Social Care Partnership will be working with additional Modern Apprenticeships in Social Work and Health.  These apprenticeships will offer those aged over 16 employment combined with the opportunity to work in a health and social care setting such as a hospital, care home or community team.  Apprentices will receive a salary, have full employment status and earn a relevant qualification (SVQ 2-3).

If anyone is interested in a modern apprenticeship they should look out for adverts on either SHOW https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/ or My Job Scotland https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/. Adverts should appear on these sites over the next few weeks.