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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has launched a fund to help employers recruit more Modern Apprentices from diverse backgrounds.

The Employers’ Equality Action Fund is offering grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to private, public and voluntary sector employers to run pilot projects aimed at improving access to Modern Apprenticeships amongst under-represented groups.

The aim of the fund is to encourage innovative and pro-active approaches to increasing uptake of Modern Apprentices amongst young people who are either from a black or minority ethnic community, have a disability or have a care background.

The fund is also aimed at encouraging more young men and women to consider a Modern Apprenticeship in an occupation traditionally considered as being dominated by the opposite sex.

SDS is hosting a free morning event for employers at the IET Glasgow: Teacher Building on Wednesday, 3rd February offering more information on the fund, its aims and how to apply, as well as the opportunity to hear from other employers who have seen the benefits of taking positive action.

Running order

09:00 – Arrival

09:30 – Welcome

09:40 – Taking positive action

09:50 – Employer perspectives

10:20 – Next steps and Q&As

10:30 – Networking and close

When: Wednesday, 3 February 9:00am

Where: IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

Click here to book your free place.

If you have any questions about the fund please e-mail Nicola Swan.

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