SFHA have been working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to develop the Housing Apprentice Action Plan for Scotland.
This 3 year plan (2017-2020) aims to promote and encourage Modern Apprenticeships in the housing sector. By working together with Housing Associations/Co-Operatives and Modern Apprentices across Scotland, the plan aims to target future skill gaps by increasing the opportunity for the housing sector to become a sector of choice for young people looking for a career.
Modern Apprenticeships combine gaining an industry-recognised qualification with on-the-job experience, helping employers to develop their workforce by training new staff and upskilling existing employees. Whilst this plan primarily focuses on Modern Apprenticeships, SFHA also encourages members to consider other types of employment initiatives, such as; foundation and graduate apprenticeships, internships and work experience placements.