Civic Reception to Celebrate Scottish Modern Apprentice Week

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To mark the end of Scottish Apprentice Week, Lord Provost Ian Borthwick is hosting a Civic Reception to recognise 34 young people who have successfully completed their Apprenticeship during the last year.

The young people have either been directly employed by Dundee City Council or supported through Scotlandโ€™s Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI) and employed in private sector companies.

Dundee City Council is committed to increasing job and training opportunities for young people in the city and we have significantly expanded our Apprenticeship offer over the past few years.

We currently employ 75 apprentices in jobs ranging from Early Years Educators and Civil Engineer Technicians to Urban Traffic Engineers and Youth Workers. The more traditional craft and trades apprenticeships have been operating for a number of years and include plumbing, gardening and joinery.

Last year we also started a Graduate Apprenticeship programme and now have 8 young people training to graduate level; 4 Civil Engineers and 4 IT Engineers.

We have also supported the private sector to take on 32 apprentices last year through a scheme funded by the Scottish Government. This has enabled young people to start careers in Customer Care, Retail, Early Years, Digital Technology, Engineering and Joinery, amongst others and helped our small businesses to grow.

Greg Colgan, Executive Director of Corporate Service, Dundee City Council, will be presented certificates to successful apprentices.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 runs from 5 March to 9 March to show how Modern Apprenticeships work for businesses, individuals and the Scottish economy.

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