Firms urged to take apprentices

Taylor Wimpey has recently recruited a number of modern apprentices
Taylor Wimpey has recently recruited a number of modern apprentices

Employers in East Dunbartonshire are being urged to take on Modern Apprentices to support their business and provide youth employment opportunities.

The call comes ahead of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which starts on May 18.

Sharon Kelly of the Skills Development Scotland campaign said: “Last year there were 395 Modern Apprenticeship starts in East Dunbartonshire and more than 25,000 apprenticeships across Scotland.

“They help to retain young people and support the local economy.’’