PACE Event

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Skills Development Scotland will be holding a North East Employment and SuRGUpport Event at RGU from 10am-3pm on the 22nd June. Businesses from all sectors can exhibit at this event free of charge.

Businesses from all sectors of the economy have the chance to exhibit at the free event, being held at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen on 22 June.

The event is the fourth to be organised by the Scottish Government’s initiative for responding to redundancy situations, Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), and forms part of the response from the Energy Jobs Taskforce.

Three jobs fairs held last year in the city attracted more than 2200 people who had either been made redundant or were facing redundancy.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is co-ordinating the event in conjunction with a number of key partners including the Department for Work and Pensions.

As well as offering information on local job vacancies, the event will feature information and advice from a number of public sector agencies on areas including job hunting, careers advice and training opportunities.

Download the Event Registration Form

For businesses who wish to advertise vacancies but are unable to attend in person, vacancies can also be advertised at the event.

Download the Vacancy Form

Employers can also e-mail for more information.

Help With Improving A Community Path?

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Do you have (or NOT have) a path that you would like to improve in your community?


Maybe it would help you walk the kids to school or cycle to work or visit a friend?  Maybe it’s somewhere that is just nice to walk. Read more to about FREE workshops on how to improve paths and about the possibility of finding other like-minded souls who’d also like to do this.  Read the rest of this entry »

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS – Monday 25th January 2016

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AVAAberdeenshire Voluntary Action Training in partnership with NHS Grampian and Networks of Wellbeing is offering this course free of charge.  The course is aimed at sufferers, family members and carers, staff in any organisation who deal regularly with people who are experiencing or have recovered from mental health problems.  Employers and Managers who support staff who are experiencing mental health problems.

Course aims: 

The aim of the course is to provide participants with an overview of the most common mental health problems.  The workshop includes a number of small group exercises and includes video clips.  Participants will gain greater understanding of the impact on sufferers and those around them.

Course content:

By the end of the course, participants will have covered:

  • Mental Health in Scotland an overview
  • Defining Mental Health

The major mental health problems and other issues/questions raised by participants:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bi-Polar Disorder


Time:             9.30am –12.30pm
Venue:           Networks @ No 11, 11 Gordon Street, Huntly.  AB54 8AJ
Cost:              Free (however a £15 charge will be made for non-attendance once 
booking confirmed) 

Trainer:         Bill Murdoch

Please complete the attached application form and return to: or contact Shirley Leask on 01771 624589 for further information.