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Building a future for Moray's young people

Press Release   •   Nov 03, 2016 10:58 GMT

Moray Council is one of the principal public agencies involved in the development of employability in Moray.

The Moray Strategic Skills Pipeline was produced by the Moray Employability Action Group, of public, private and third sector organisations to develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and aspirations of our young people.

The objective is to develop closer links between local schools, college and employers, and develop ways to support people back to work. The group liaises closely with employers of all sizes to understand their needs from potential employees.

Building Services – formerly the DLO - is a trading operation within Moray Council providing building maintenance and improvement services to the council’s housing stock. This includes reactive and planned maintenance as well as disability adaptations and gas servicing.

Maintenance is also carried out to other council buildings such as schools, offices and libraries as well as a number of local registered social landlords and other public bodies.

With a combined workforce of 140, Building Services is one of the largest building maintenance providers in Moray, with over 100 craft and manual workers including carpet fitters, electricians, joiners, gas engineers, masons, painters, plumbers, tilers and slaters.

Building Services is a Moray Strategic Skills Pipeline partner, providing craft apprenticeships for school leavers and adult trainees, as well as work experience placements for all local secondary schools and short and long-term placements for local training providers.

Currently employing 10 apprentices, Building Services has an excellent track record in recruiting and retaining apprentices, with over 25% of the current workforce completing their apprenticeship with the council.

Building Services manager Mike Rollo said: “Apprenticeships continue to play an important role in helping us to produce the craftsmen of the future.

“Investing now in the skills we will need in the future is a key part of our business planning process that also accords with the council’s corporate priority of achieving ambitious and confident children and young people in our community.

“Moray has a strong tradition in producing highly skilled tradesmen, with local training providers such as Moray College providing high calibre training that has seen a number of local apprentices achieve recognition at national level for their standard and quality of work.”

For more information on Moray Skills and Training Pipeline contact the 16+/Opportunities for All Officer on (01343) 563108 or email educationandsocialcare@moray.gov.uk

Alternatively, to find out more about Moray Council’s current general job vacancies, go to https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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