Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022 runs from 7-11 March. 

Today Ruth Maguire MSP visited local business, Booth Welsh, to meet their Modern Apprentices and to learn more about the great opportunities that are available in Cunninghame South Constituency.  Ruth enjoyed hearing directly from the apprentices about their positive experiences.

Apprenticeships play a vital role in supporting people, employers and the economy.  Scottish Apprenticeships are backed by the Scottish Government, providing the chance for businesses to adapt, sustain and strengthen their business.

Ruth was interested to learn how Booth Welsh, as an employer, have benefitted by connecting with Skills Development Scotland and the SQA, to develop talent and a work force with the right skill set to help their business grow. 

During Ruth’s visit, representatives from Booth Welsh spoke about the impact of the pandemic on business and work life, and the challenges and opportunities for innovation, that will help in the response to the climate crisis. Booth Welsh also highlighted the varied prospects available to apprentices, including how an apprentice had the chance to contribute her experience on the main stage during COP26.

Ruth commented:

“It was interesting speaking with the Apprentices and learning about the variety of apprenticeship roles available within Booth Welsh and the opportunities for career development.”

“It was exciting to hear about the innovation taking place locally within this business and how the ideas generated by staff, across the board, have driven progress, even in these ​challenging times”.

Apprentices of all ages are accessing work-based learning and jobs to develop and progress in their career. Apprentices of all ages are accessing work-based learning and jobs to develop and progress in their career. There are thousands of apprenticeship opportunities for individuals to work, learn and earn to gain the skills employers need.

For information on becoming and apprentice or taking on an apprentice visit:

https://www.apprenticeships.scot