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Meeting of the Parliament 19 April 2018 [Draft] : 19 April 2018 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

Although employment law remains reserved to the UK Parliament and is the responsibility of the UK Government, we are funding the...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 April 2018 [Draft] : 19 April 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Let me reiterate that I would absolutely encourage employers to do so and not just for the reasons that Mr MacGregor has set out in terms of child wellbeing and p...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 April 2018 [Draft] : 19 April 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I have just made the point that a flexible approach, irrespective of the size of employer, can in fact lead to reduced absenteeism, better retention rates and inc...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 April 2018 [Draft] : 19 April 2018 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

Although the full-time median gender pay gap in Scotland is lower than the United Kingdom figure—6.6 per cent, compared to 9.1 per cent—some of the figures that employers have reported highl...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 April 2018 [Draft] : 19 April 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I have mentioned the working group on the gender pay gap. One of its early areas of work will be to work with Close the Gap, Engender, the Scottish Trades Union C...

Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2018 : 29 March 2018 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

I caution Mr Halcro Johnston against misunderstanding what was reported in the press on that issue. SDS and the Scottish Government have been clear that the target was always for 2,600 found...

Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2018 : 29 March 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I understand the point that Mr Gray is making, but does he accept that in many circumstances a level 2 apprenticeship is appropriate and is still a valuable experience for a young person to ...

Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2018 : 29 March 2018 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

I join others in thanking Jamie Halcro Johnston for bringing the debate to the chamber. I also thank the large number of members who have taken the time to contribute, which I very much welc...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2018 [Draft] : 28 March 2018 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

The Scottish Government is committed to achieving inclusive economic growth across Scotland, including in Cunninghame North and North Ayrshire. Our enterprise age...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2018 [Draft] : 28 March 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

In the area of skills, Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland are active partners in the team North Ayrshire business support model, which provides c...

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