Employability Fund Stage 3 - Angus

During February and March we have been working with our young people on Stage 3 of the Employability Fund progressing them to complete qualifications and maximise work experience opportunities.  10 of our 16-17 year olds have successfully completed an SQA Level 4 qualification in either Personal Development of PC Passport and are now either in a work placement or moving into placement.  We have an excellent portfolio of local employers offering placements including retail, sport and leisure, engineering and childcare.  One of our young people had a particular interest in butchery and he has successfully completed a 4 week placement at a local butchers learning all aspects of the trade.  Feedback from both the employer and the young person was that the experience was enjoyable and interesting to both parties and was very much a success.