What's happening in your area
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Support to grow your business
Aberdeen Business Boosters
Aberdeen City Council currently runs a number of Business Growth workshops to assist local companies.
See local events for Aberdeen Business Boosters
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) helping people achieve career success and supporting businesses with their goals and growth.
myworldofwork.co.uk – The help you need for the career you want.
ourskillsforce.co.uk – Making skills work for employers.
apprenticeships.scot – Find an apprenticeship. Recruit an apprentice.
sds.co.uk – Making skills work for Scotland.
Department of Work and Pensions
Jobcentre Plus provides resources to enable job-searchers to find work in construction, through Jobpoints (touch-screen computer terminals), Jobseeker Direct (telephone service) and the Jobcentre Plus website.
Help to train, recruit and retain your staff
The Aberdeenshire Training Allowance
The Aberdeenshire Training Allowance is delivered by Aberdeenshire Council and is part of the Scottish Government’s No One Left Behind (NOLB) funding stream which aims to provide the right support for people requiring additional support to participate in the labour market; for disabled people and other equality groups experiencing disadvantage in the labour market; and for people who need a second chance to find and sustain work. The Scottish Government believes that delivering this agenda is vital to ensure a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
The scheme lasts for 26 weeks and will provide employers with a £4000 grant for training in the workplace (split into 3 instalments at 4 weeks, 13 weeks and 26 weeks). Participants will receive regular one-to-one support from an Employment Support Team Keyworker along with an assessment of their immediate and future skills needs.
Application forms can be obtained from The Employment Support Team
Grampian Construction Training Group
Contact: Fiona Main
Please note I am in the office Tuesday -Thursday 9.30am-4.00pm
Shetland Construction Training Group
Contact: Fiona Stirling
Group Training Officer
Highland Construction Training Group
Your local adviser
M: 07834 941284
Contact your local CITB apprenticeship team