Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Mar 07, 2019

A selection of employees from SCTS’ modern apprentice scheme were invited to Parliament House in Edinburgh to mark the Scottish Apprenticeship Week and meet with the Cabinet Secretary.

Modern Apprentices and Cab Sec 07.03.19
SCTS Modern Apprentices with Cabinet Secretary for Justice Mr Humza Yousaf MSP

SCTS has been running its Modern Apprentice scheme since 2015 which provides them with an opportunity to build valuable work experience and gain accredited qualifications.

SCTS Director, Human Resources Lisa Sellars said: “The Modern Apprentices scheme is an excellent way to bring new people into our organisation and develop our workforce of the future.

“We are committed to making investment in our people to realise their potential, develop their skills and to build careers that supports the future growth of the SCTS.”

The Modern Apprentices receive training and have an opportunity to complete Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) and Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) qualifications allowing them to pursue both personal and technical development.

Carrie Fusco who works in the SCTS as an Administrative Officer said: “The constant guidance and support I have received has been fantastic. I feel I have already gained so much from my initial first months.

“Meeting Humza Yousaf has been encouraging and it was great to see how engaged he was with us and it was reassuring to know that Modern Apprenticeships are being noticed.”

SDS Chief Executive Damien Yeates said: “Work-based learning is providing the skills needed for a successful Scotland. The theme for this year is ‘Skills for the Future’ which recognises the importance of investing in our workforce.

“We want more people and businesses across Scotland to benefit from the growing number of opportunities available in different sectors and workplaces.

SCTS has a workforce of approximately 1,800 people, and is an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Accredited Centre and an SQA Accredited Centre.



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