Workforce planning is one of the most important things that employers can do to ensure that they have the right skills, the right people, at the right time.

As an employer there are a number of tools and ways that you can start to plan for the future of your workforce.

Graduate Apprenticeships

Graduate Apprenticeships provide work-based learning opportunities up to Master’s degree level for your employees. The focus of these started in four subject areas covering ICT/Digital, Civil Engineering and Engineering and will expand into other vocational areas.

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships are on-the-job training for current or new employees that leads to an industry-approved qualification. These are popular with 16 – 19 year olds but can be offered to adults as well.

Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships are industry recognised qualifications that offer secondary school pupils in their senior phase time out of school to study at college and learn as they work with local employers. 

Senior pupils complete the two-year Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects, which can then lead into a Modern Apprenticeship.

Work experience

Work experience can be offered through a number of routes. You may wish to offer a school work experience placement one day a week through Angus Councils ‘Angus Works’ programme. Alternatively you may wish to offer work experience to a young person or an adult through alternative means.

Working with Schools

Through working with schools you can help young people develop the skills you need in your sector and develop your staff at the same time.