Following an announcement by the Scottish Government on 15th May 2012 there will be some changes to learner eligibility for ILA Scotland funding and the administration of the scheme – these changes come into effect on 1 July 2012.
The Scottish Government has pledged 25,000 apprenticeship places a year for the next five years
Today on AAT Comment Jacqui Hepburn, Director of Alliance of Sector Skills Councils in Scotland, offers a glimpse of what is being done north of the border to plug the skills gap with vocational training and apprenticeships.
Scotland’s Financial Services Skills Gateway has recently launched a new website which is a one stop shop for finding out more about working in the financial services industry.
Re:think showcases the wide variety of roles people can go into within the sector (including accountancy!) using a combination of case studies and videos from people working in the financial services industry in Scotland.
Gary Stirling is an AAT apprentice at McLay McAlister & McGibbon
The 5-9 September 2011 sees the first Scottish Apprenticeship Week, promoting the benefits of apprenticeships to employers and individuals alike.
With all the news that has been in the press of late with regards to tuition fees, funding gaps and economic doom and gloom its great to see apprenticeships getting the attention they deserve as a way of giving people of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to develop new skills in the workplace and earn while they learn.
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AAT recently exhibited at the 2011 Scotland Colleges conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, entitled ‘Sustaining Success’.
The conference featured an address from Scotland’s new Minister for Learning and Skills, Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, who pressed home the need for colleges to look at initiatives such as mergers as a way to pool valuable resources and improve service delivery against a backdrop of pressure on FE sector funding.
Here’s an update on the funding that is currently available in Scotland in 2011.
For further information on all of these schemes, please contact Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative, Glasgow Commonwealth Job Fund or your local AAT training provider.