Apprenticeships

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 20th August 2009.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour

Question S3W-25960

To ask the Scottish Executive how many apprenticeship places were available to 16 to 18-year-olds in the east end of Glasgow in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and how many have been available in 2009.

Photo of Fiona Hyslop Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party

Question S3W-25961

Modern Apprenticeship figures are collated by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). SDS do not record availability of places on the programme.

However, details of Modern Apprenticeship start figures for those aged 16 to 18 in the east end of Glasgow (Shettleston) for 2006-07; 2007-08; 2008-09 are as follows. Figures for 2009-10 are not yet available.

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In February, the Scottish Government agreed to fund an additional 7,800 apprenticeship places in 2009-10. Those living in the East End of Glasgow will be able to take advantage of many of these opportunities.

Margaret Curran (Glasgow Baillieston) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many apprenticeship places were available to 18 to 25-year-olds in the east end of Glasgow in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and how many have been available in 2009.

Photo of Fiona Hyslop Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party

Question S3W-25962

Modern Apprenticeship figures are collated by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). SDS do not record availability of places on the programme.

However, details of Modern Apprenticeship start figures for those aged 18 to 25 in the east end of Glasgow (Shettleston) for 2006-07; 2007-08; 2008-09 are as follows. Figures for 2009-10 are not yet available.

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In February, the Scottish Government agreed to fund an additional 7,800 apprenticeship places in 2009-10. Those living in the east end of Glasgow will be able to take advantage of many of these opportunities.

Margaret Curran (Glasgow Baillieston) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many apprenticeship places were available to over 25-year-olds in the east end of Glasgow in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and how many have been available in 2009.

Photo of Fiona Hyslop Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party

Question S3W-26293

Modern Apprenticeship figures are collated by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). SDS do not record availability of places on the programme.

However, details of Modern Apprenticeship start figures for those aged 25 and over in the east end of Glasgow (Shettleston) for 2006-07; 2007-08; 2008-09 are as follows. Figures for 2009-10 are not yet available.

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In February, the Scottish Government agreed to fund an additional 7,800 apprenticeship places in 2009-10. Those living in the east end of Glasgow will be able to take advantage of many of these opportunities.

Irene Oldfather (Cunninghame South) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit is of Skills Development Scotland regarding the apprenticeship guarantee for displaced apprentices continuing with training.

Photo of Fiona Hyslop Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party

Skills Development Scotland solely manages the funding of the Adopt an Apprentice Scheme on behalf of the Scottish Government. In the first instance training providers of displaced apprentices, contracted by Skills Development Scotland, should work with the apprentice to support the search for alternative employment which will allow the apprentice to complete their training.

If it does not prove possible to source alternative employment the training provider would be expected to provide initial advice and guidance about possible alternative training opportunities. The provision of alternative training opportunities is managed in partnership between Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council and delivered through colleges. This reflects the ability of colleges to offer a variety of alternative training options to individuals.

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