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.
We’re supporting the Young Person's Guarantee which was launched by Scottish Government in November. This new initiative will make sure every young person who is at risk of unemployment has access to a job, apprenticeship, education or training opportunity.
An eight-week Scottish Government marketing campaign to attract more people to careers in adult social care ‘There’s More to Care than Caring’ launched today. We worked closely with Scottish Government and the campaign advisory group to develop the campaign which will be seen right across the country.
We want to promote social services as a career of choice. As part of the National Workforce Plan we’re working with partners to improve the perception of social service careers and raise awareness of the entry and progression routes available.