Edinburgh

Since we first started Scottish Apprenticeship Week in 2010 – it has really taken off with national skills agency ‘Skills Development Scotland’ taking it over and providing national leadership. There are a whole series of events in each local authority area. You can find out what Scottish Apprenticeship Week events are on in your area using the links below. But make sure you don’t miss out on what’s on elsewhere. Many of the best Apprenticeships in Scotland from some of the UK’s leading employers are not part of the Scottish Government’s Modern Apprenticeship Scheme. You’ll always find the best of the rest on Apprenticeships in Scotland. Sign up to Apprenticeships in Scotland.

What’s on where?

Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Aberdeen
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Aberdeenshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Angus
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Argyll and Bute
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Clackmannanshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Dundee
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in East Ayrshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in East Dunbartonshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in East Lothian
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in East Renfrewshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Edinburgh
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Falkirk
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Fife
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Glasgow
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Highland
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Inverclyde
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Midlothian
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Moray
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in North Ayrshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in North Lanarkshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Orkney
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Outer Hebrides

Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Perth & Kinross
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Renfrewshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Scottish Borders
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Shetland
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in South Ayrshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in South Lanarkshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Stirling
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in West Dunbartonshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in West Lothian

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Pub Invests in Young People in Edinburgh

Posted by | 10th August 2015 | Apprentice, Apprenticeship News, Edinburgh, Hospitality, Uncategorized

Edinburgh’s first social enterprise pub will open its doors to the public

The Southside Social will donate all of its profits to good causes while training young people for a career in the hospitality industry.

Opening in the former premises of the Meadow Bar in the city’s Buccleuch Street, the new bar will serve quality food and drink while supporting the local community.

Visitors will be served by young people training for a certificate of work readiness who undertake a 19-week training program – a mix between classroom-based training, on-the-job training and work experience.

The program will also include qualifications in, for example, the Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders (SCPLH), first aid at work, fire marshaling and food hygiene.

Trainees will also have the opportunity to sit 14 further industry specific modules through an online learning system.

By visiting the pub, customers will be able to support good causes. It is envisaged that the rest of Edinburgh’s hospitality industry will use the pub as a way of recruiting well-trained, highly skilled and experienced new staff.

Chris Thewlis, one of the operators of the Southside Social, said: “It’s a fresh new concept within the social enterprise model and a groundbreaking new social venue for the people of Edinburgh to enjoy – something that I think will be welcomed in the city.

“By visiting the pub, customers will be able to support good causes while being served by some of the best-trained staff in the city. What’s not to like?

“Our aim is to help young people gain the skills, knowledge and experience required to make a career in the hospitality industry. We also hope that industry recruiters will treat the pub like a shop window, by dropping in and being served by prospective employees, who will be honing and showcasing their new skills on every shift they work.”

Stewart Grant, regional manager from Star Pubs and Bars, said: “We were looking for a fantastic and innovative use of the venue from a new lessee and this is wonderful. We are very pleased to support this excellent, worthwhile venture.”

The Southside Social will be open to the public on Monday, 3 August 2015 and will hold an official launch party on Friday, 7 August.

Read more at http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/edinburghs-first-social-enterprise-pub-launches#QAqLwMTAozgy3jCX.99

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BBC Radio 1 Economy debate in Edinburgh 28th April

Posted by | 15th April 2015 | Apprentice, Apprenticeship News, Edinburgh, Scottish Government, Uncategorized, Youth Employment

General Election BBC

BBC Radio 1 is coming to Edinburgh on Tuesday 28th April for a live General Election debate about the economy – jobs, cost of living, and housing.

They are looking for a hundred 18-24 year olds to be part of a live studio audience on the night, maybe pose a question to the panel of MPs or just speak from personal experience about apprenticeships.

Get involved, have your voice heard! newsbeat@bbc.co.uk 

Watch and Read more about some of the debates that have already happened across the UK here