Ringlink is proud to announce it has pledged its support to the Young Person’s Guarantee.
The nationwide initiative is a commitment to connect every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training or volunteering.
More than 1,000 organisations across Scotland are involved in the Young Person’s Guarantee.
Operations manager Gail Robertson said: “We have signed up to the Young Person’s Guarantee because Ringlink believes in creating opportunities for young people as they prepare for the world of work. Our pledge is to attend career events, deliver employability support, mentor young people and offer work experience placements.
“Our own Land-based Pre-apprenticeship gives young people experience of working in the rural sector. “We understand the importance of training, qualifications and skills in developing the next generation of the workforce, as well as providing the experience and insight for them to step confidently into the world of work.”
The Land-based Pre-apprenticeship is a pathway for progression within the wider rural sector, allowing new entrants to earn and learn in the workplace whilst also gaining a vocational qualification.
Accredited by the Scottish Rural College (SRUC), the programme is currently funded by Scottish Government and administered by Skills Development Scotland, on an extended pilot basis. Applications are now open until the end of March for the 2024 programme that starts in June.