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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 [Draft] Business until 14:31 : 26 June 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills (Jamie Hepburn)

Official statistics that were published on 11 June 2019 show that there were 28,191 new apprenticeship starts in 2018-19, includ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 [Draft] Business until 14:31 : 26 June 2019 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

We will do what we are continuing to do in delivering success for young people. In the labour market in Scotland, we now have record levels of employment, a recor...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills (Jamie Hepburn)

Modern apprenticeships are demand led. As employers—including those who offer modern apprenticeships—often recruit in cycles, the number of starts in any area can fluctuate from year to year...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

In respect of McGill’s, which the member has mentioned, of the 72 modern apprentices who were employed there, 70 are no longer seeking alternative employment and the two who are continue to ...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2019 [Draft] : 19 June 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills (Jamie Hepburn)

Trade unions play a key role in supporting the learning needs of workers. That is why, in 2019-20, we are maintaining funding of £2.262 million to Scottish union learning to support workforc...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2019 [Draft] : 19 June 2019 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

On the member’s final point, there has to be an increased focus on what must be a major area of our activity on skills more widely. We need to ensure that we are ...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2019 [Draft] : 19 June 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills (Jamie Hepburn)

We established the just transition commission, which has expertise in the labour market and skills, to advise ministers on the move to a net zero economy. The commission’s work plan has iden...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2019 [Draft] : 19 June 2019 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I am happy to commit to writing to Claudia Beamish with more detail. I agree with the thrust of her question. We must ensure that, as we transition to a net zero ...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills (Jamie Hepburn)

We established the just transition commission, which has expertise in labour market and skills, to advise ministers on the move to a net zero economy. The commission’s work plan has identifi...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

The commission’s membership, as laid out last December, includes representatives of academia: Professor Jim Skea, the chair; and Professor Karen Turner, from the University of Strathclyde.

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