Help for local businesses

Employers in the Angus area can now benefit from more direct support and advice to help them recruit and develop the skills they require in today’s competitive environment.

Operating on a regional basis across local authority areas, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has announced the introduction of a new employer services team that will be on hand to offer advice as and when required.

The announcement follows the recent launch of Our Skillsforce, a comprehensive new employer 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 advisor, June Gallagher and relationship account executive Vicki MacLean will engage with local and regional stakeholders including Scottish Enterprise, Business Gateway, Angus Council and the local employability partnership.

They will also work closely with organisations which represent businesses and employees, including the Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Chambers of Commerce and the STUC.

Commenting on her new appointment, June said: “I am particularly keen to support employers and partner organisations in the Angus area, in order to promote skills and learning.”

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