Skills and Training

Skills and Training in Angus

We offer support, training, apprenticeships, and skills development to businesses and individuals. We are here to help you grow and thrive in Angus.

Support for businesses

The Invest in Angus Skills Team supports businesses in Angus with training and skills development. We can help you solve common business challenges like:

  • Recruiting skilled employees
  • Meeting long-term staffing objectives
  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Finding apprentices
  • Upskilling employees
  • Addressing skills gaps
  • Improving productivity

This takes the form of:

  • Support and advice
  • Provision of training programmes and accredited courses
  • In-work training allowance
  • Free job advertising on Angus Job Search

Support for individuals

We can assist you if you are looking to improve your skills or find employment in the Angus area. We offer:

If you have been made redundant or are facing redundancy, Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) can help. PACE is a Scottish Government initiative and is a partnership of 23 organisations providing free advice and support to anyone facing redundancy. PACE can help with money and benefits advice, searching and applying for jobs and information on funding. Find out more about PACE or call 0800 917 8000.

Employability and Training Programmes

Specialist training and support

Recruitment support and advice

If you are an employer based in Angus, we can help you recruit a diverse and skilled workforce. We provide tailored access to the labour market in your area.

We work in partnership with agencies like Skills Development Scotland, and the Department of Work and Pensions.

Learn more about recruitment support and advice

Skills for work

We offer flexible skills programmes to support employers and potential employees in Angus. These include:

  • Angus Employer Recruitment Incentive funds to support work placements and employment
  • A Certificate of Work Readiness to help people prepare for their first employment
  • Modern Apprenticeships 

Learn more about skills for work

Shared apprenticeships

Shared Apprentice Ltd is a non-profit organisation established to help address the shortage of skills in the construction industry. It helps to support local construction employers while encouraging young people to work in the sector.

The organisation helps small and medium-sized businesses benefit from working with an apprentice, plus:

  • No commitment to a full four-year apprenticeship
  • Shared Apprentice Ltd is the main employer covering all wages when apprentices are in the college
  • Standard employee costs like National Insurance, holiday pay, sickness pay are covered by Shared Apprentice Ltd

Learn more about shared apprenticeships

Rural Scotland

Rural businesses encompass a wide variety of industries including traditional ones such as farming, forestry and fishing but other industries also have an important role to play in rural communities including tourism, food and drink, health & social care (including childcare) creative industries, energy, manufacturing and others.

Apprenticeships and other forms of in-work training will be central in attracting new talent, helping workers upskill, and in turn boosting productivity.

Rural Scotland toolkit explains the different types of apprenticeships and support available and will help you make informed decisions to find the right solution for your business and gain the most from your team.

Download the Rural Scotland toolkit

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