Help for employers’ skills search

Skills advice: Employer engagement adviser June Gallagher.'Contributed photograph

Skills advice: Employer engagement adviser June Gallagher.'Contributed photograph

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ANGUS employers now have more direct support and advice to help them recruit the skills they need for their businesses.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS), which operates on a regional basis across all local authority areas, has announced the introduction of a new employer services team that to provide advice as and when required.

The announcement follows the recent launch of Our Skillsforce, a new web service which provides easy access to a range of public sector information and support services to help employers meet their future skills needs.

In Angus, employer engagement adviser June Gallagher and Vicki MacLean, relationship account executive, will work with partner agencies including Scottish Enterprise, Business Gateway, Angus Council and the local employability partnership. They will also work closely with organisations representing businesses and employees, including the Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Chambers of Commerce and the STUC.

Gordon McGuiness, head of industry and enterprise networks at SDS, said: “Continuing to support employers remains a top priority and the restructure and expansion of the team demonstrates our ongoing commitment to support employers across the country.

“We are thrilled with the calibre of excellence in the team, who will bring together support from appropriate public sector bodies to help make sure the right support is available to employers, regardless of size or location.”

For further information on the support available from the team, please call the SDS Employer Helpline on 0808 100 1090 or visit www.ourskillsforce.co.uk.