Ayrshire employers visit Carrick school

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Employers in South Ayrshire visited schools including Carrick Academy to tell pupils about the benefits of apprenticeships and work-based learning.

Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) network of careers advisers and employer engagement staff worked with local businesses including Kier Construction, Scottish Power and Costley & Costley to set up school visits.

S3 pupils had the chance to watch short films showcasing MAs and to ask employers, apprentices and training providers about their experiences.

The visits also helped employers build on their links with schools in their area.

Kevin Callan, Team Leader for South Ayrshire said: “Having employers and Modern Apprentices share their experiences gave pupils valuable insight into what work-based learning is really like.

The visits opened the pupils’ eyes to the world of apprenticeships and showed them that there’s something available for everyone.”

“These events have given us the chance to build on the wider work we’re doing with local partners to tackle unemployment and create jobs for the people of South Ayrshire.”