An ageing workforce coupled with an increasing struggle to attract new people to work in health and social care is crippling the sector. Scottish Care, the body that represents private and voluntary providers of social care, recently released data which revealed more that 77% of care homes have open vacancies and some 89% of care […]

Global leading professional services firm, WSP scooped the Developing Young Workforce Award at this years Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards. The firm has been supporting local secondary school, Kinross High School, with its Design Engineer Construct programme. WSP and Kinross High School were introduced by social enterprise, Class of Your Own, in 2016 […]

Luxury Scottish retailer The House of Bruar has become the latest Perthshire business to partner with Pitlochry High School as part of its commitment to the Developing Our Young Workforce initiative. Secondary pupils from Pitlochry High School will benefit from invaluable work-based learning opportunities, including work experience, to help them develop their skills in a […]

Young people benefiting from a £500,000 workforce initiative in Perth and Kinross have met Deputy First Minister and Perthshire North MSP John Swinney to discuss the strategy. Blairgowrie High School pupils Andrew McFarlane and Callum Ritchie discussed the benefits of partnerships between education and employers to help young people get vital work experience. They took […]