Soirbheas Apprenticeship Grant Scheme Update

Through support from Soirbheas’ apprenticeship grant scheme two young people living in Strathglass are being given a great start with their careers.

The apprenticeship scheme is supported by funds from Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) Bhlaraidh windfarm near Glenmoriston Estate.

Carol Masheter, Soirbheas’ Community Development Officer said, “We are delighted to have two apprentices funded by the Charity starting this summer, one at Tomich Holidays in Estate Maintenance and a second in Childcare at the Summerlings Outdoor Nursery (part of The Sheiling Project). We work very closely with the business to make sure they have the support to allow them take on a Modern Apprentice, it’s very exciting for all parties to finally be at this stage and to see two new jobs created.”

The Soirbheas apprenticeship grant scheme is aimed at supporting local business (based in Glen Urquhart and Strathglass) to employ a young person (aged between 16 – 24) to undertake a Modern Apprenticeship. The fund will support up to 50% of the salary costs over 3 years as well as specialist equipment costs up to £1,000.

Employing a modern apprentice might be just the boost your business needs to expand or develop a new service. The charity is keen to hear from local businesses who are interested in making an application for the next deadline on 29th October 2018. We encourage local businesses and young people (aged 16 – 24) from Glen Urquhart or Strathglass to get in touch discuss the opportunity – contact Carol Masheter, Community Development Officer carolmasheter@soirbheas.org or 0751 445 2783.

There are further details and a summary for young people and businesses at http://www.soirbheas.org/apprenticeship-programme/.