Applause for young apprentices
Three young apprentices were presented with SVQ certificates at today’s Corporate Resources meeting.
Chair of Corporate Resources, Cllr Alister Mackinnon congratulated the three young apprentices and presented their well-earned certificates. He said: “Today we are delighted to welcome three young people who started their apprenticeship journey in November 2017 and have completed their Scottish Vocational Qualifications and apprenticeship in Business and Administration. Congratulations to Bryony, Ross and Rebecca on achieving these well-earned certificates.
“The Highland Council Modern Apprenticeship programme goes from strength to strength with over 120 new apprenticeships starting since Autumn 2017. This is on target to reach 150 by the end of this year. These include, Apprenticeships in Engineering, Early Years Childcare, Civil Engineering, Project Management, Trades, Roads, Housing and several others. Many of these opportunities have been filled by existing staff, as well as new entrants.”
Exciting recent developments have seen the expansion of capability to train Early Years Practitioners in house. This will lead to the qualification of over 250 EYPs in the coming 5 years, not only supporting the programme but realising significant benefit in return from the Apprenticeship Levy.
The three apprentices, from Inverness, are:
Bryony McDiarmid - Business support, Care and Learning (HQ);
Ross Campbell - D&I (Leader team); and
Rebecca Winton - Business Support (Ruthven house)