SSSC’s Learning and Development Adviser, Kerry Cannon recently spoke with Sarah Allison, Learning and Skills Manager at West Lothian College, who told us about a new initiative designed to help mobile testing unit operatives start new careers in health and social care.
This new course is available to people over 25 who are unemployed (or at risk of unemployment or redundancy) and considering a change of career. It’s funded by the National Transition Training Fund which means there is no cost to take part.
This week (1-5 March) is Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which is an opportunity to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employers and people who use social care and health services. The theme of this year’s week is Business Backing Talent, to showcase the great things that happen when employers back talent through apprenticeships.
Social care employers have longer to advertise their vacancies for free on the myjobsscotland website after the facility was extended as part of the Scottish Government adult social care careers campaign. The free offer now runs until 12 June 2021.