East Lothian Council

Increase in youth employment opportunities

Published Wednesday 17th December 14

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Council boost for youth employment

East Lothian Council employed 264 young people aged 16-25 during financial year 2013-14, a 6% increase on the previous year and a continuation of a trend of increased employment opportunities for younger people.

In addition to employment within the local authority, the council’s East Lothian Works service, which supports people into training and employment, helped create 93 new private sector jobs for East Lothian young people, including modern apprenticeships through the Youth Employment Incentive Scheme. 

Council Leader, Willie Innes, said:

“The council is committed to supporting young people take the first step to securing employment and enjoying economic independence. We have secured a number of modern apprenticeships and graduate interns positions within council departments which provide invaluable training and work experience for both school leavers and graduates. Through East Lothian Works we also work closely with local businesses to identify their requirements for future employees and support individuals with their training.”

“East Lothian is one of the fastest growing areas in Scotland and we believe we have a responsibility to ensure the local economy is supported both now and in the future to retain vibrant communities. Increasing work opportunities and training for young people set solid foundations for future economic growth.”

 

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