Moray Chamber of Commerce is working with Skills Development Scotland to support the roll-out of the new Certificate of Work Readiness. This is a new qualification for young people which demonstrates that they are ready for the world of work, and have some work experience to prove it!
This work experience element of the Certificate means that we are looking for employers who are ready to do their bit by offering to host a young person – 16 to 19 years old – on an entry level work placement. Because it’s important that the Certificate really proves that a young person can last the pace and make a contribution in a real workplace, the work placement is a substantial one lasting 190 hours – this works out at four days a week for 7 to eight weeks. This means that the employer gets a really good handle on the abilities and aptitudes of the young person on placement.
Can you host a work placement for a young person undertaking this new Work Readiness qualification?
You liaise with the training provider to get the best person for your workplace, and get support before and all the way through the placement to help you plan, manage and assess the placement, making sure that it works for your business as well as for the young person.
At this point, we are looking to build a bank of employers who could agree in principle to host a placement. The details will be worked out to suit you by the relevant SDS training provider.
If this is something that sounds right for your business, we’d be delighted to discuss it with you to make sure you have all the information you need. If you’d like to register, or to get further detail to find out if this is right for you, please just drop me a message.
Moray Chamber of Commerce
Suite 7, Elgin Business Centre
Tel: 01343 543344