Employability Fund programme helps student into employment


A young person from Bonnybridge has recently secured an Administration apprenticeship with CMS Windows in Castlecary, following his Skills Development Scotland/ Employability Fund Programme at New College Lanarkshire.

Robbie Jones, 17, completed the SQA Certificate of Work Readiness programme at the Cumbernauld Campus. This developed Robbie’s interpersonal, employability and communication skills and enhanced his confidence in finding employment. Certificate of Work Readiness involves the completion of SQA employability units and then undertaking an assessed 7-week work placement, which Robbie completed at CMS.

Robbie said: “I am so pleased to have gained an apprenticeship with CMS and would like to thank CMS, New College Lanarkshire and my school for supporting my entry to the course. I would recommend Employability Fund programmes to anyone. ”

Tom Muir, Employability Programmes Manager at New College Lanarkshire said: “We are delighted that Robbie has secured an apprenticeship with one of the college’s key partner employers, CMS Window Systems. Robbie’s success demonstrates what can be achieved in a relatively short period of time through partnership work and Skills Development Scotland/ Employability Fund programmes.”

David Ritchie, CEO at CMS Window Systems said: “We are delighted to be able to support Skills Development Scotland/ Employability Fund programmes which give young people the opportunity to develop skills that are vitally important in helping them secure stable careers.”

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