As part of Modern Apprenticeship week 2017, Murdo Fraser MSP, has met with young apprentices at Perth and Kinross Council to learn more about their training with the local authority.
The visit was arranged in collaboration with Skills Development Scotland who are running Modern Apprenticeship Week 2017, which is aimed at celebrating the benefits apprentices bring to business and the economy.
Over the course of the week Skills Development Scotland are running hundreds of different events across Scotland.
Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said:
“It was great to meet both the modern apprentices and their trainers this week in order to learn more about what is being done to support the next generation of talent in local government.
“Perth and Kinross Council deliver a wide variety of services to local residents and ensuring that the right skills are in place to deliver this is incredibly important and hiring modern apprentices is a key part of this.
“Organisations across Scotland are telling us that they want to hire more people – but they are also warning that they can’t find people with the skills required. Modern apprenticeships are a proven way of investing in Scotland’s workforce and I am pleased to see Perth and Kinross Council strongly support this.”