Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has met with a number of the isles’ apprentices to mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week.
Meeting with modern apprentices in Engineering at the NAFC Marine Centre, Tavish learnt more about the programme, which gives each apprentice at least three years’ experience in the industry as well as a formal qualification.
Tavish also visited two apprentices, John Blance and Jakob Eunson, who were recently recognised at the LANTRA awards for their respective Aquaculture and Agriculture qualifications.
Commenting, Tavish Scott said:
“Modern Apprenticeships are an excellent way for local employers to help develop local talent, especially in industries that might otherwise find it harder to attract new or younger people.
“Jakob and John have shown that hard work pays off, with Jakob named as Learner of the Year and John a runner-up at the LANTRA awards last week.
“It was great to meet some of Shetland’s Engineering apprentices as well, and I look forward to seeing how their learning is put into practice in the future.”