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Aberdeenshire Council helps to prepare young people for the world of work

Pupils from Ellon Academy took part in the launch a school employer partnership initiative designed to help prepare young people for the world of work.

As part of Aberdeenshire Council’s internal Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Strategy, the local authority has partnered with Ellon Academy in a first for the area.

Through the partnership, the Council intends to provide support to the academy in several ways. These include continuing to attend careers events, assisting curriculum delivery by giving specialist talks and providing employability skills training and internships to young people.

Ellon Academy Deputy Head Teacher, Kim Hall, said: “The key aim of this partnership is to support young people in Ellon Academy to gain the skills for learning, life and work they require for post school education and employment destinations.  We are delighted to have Aberdeenshire Council as our committed, ‘Flagship’ business partner to work with us jointly to achieve this aim.”

Aberdeenshire Council’s Head of Human Resources, Laura Simpson, said: “As a large employer, we are well positioned to help give young people inspiration, knowledge and skills as they transition through school and into employment.

“We offer a huge diversity of jobs and careers, and this partnership presents a great opportunity to promote Aberdeenshire Council to young people in the local area.

The Council’s Director of Business Services, Ritchie Johnson, said: “The Council is working on attracting more young people to work for it, placing itself as an employer of choice in the north-east, and this partnership is a significant milestone in that process.”

 

If you would like to get involved in the partnership, please contact peter.matthews@aberdeenshire.gov.uk for more information. ​

 

Food for Thought Phase 4 – Question and Answer Session

small-food-for-thoughtJoin the team at Education Scotland on Monday 3rd October at 3.45pm for an update on Food for Thought Phase 4 and ask any questions that are on your mind.

With projects now underway, this is an opportunity to ask questions and share your knowledge and advice with others. Whether it is your shopping list, your business partner, your timescales, your celebrations, really whatever is on your mind. We will invite Phase 3 schools to join us as well and hopefully they can share some of their do’s and don’ts!

Sign up and join us live on the day – Food for Thought Phase 4 – Question and Answer Session

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.