2023 sees our 51st year of being in business. Even from the start of our humble beginnings, George Nicolson was aware of the importance of apprenticeships within the workplace.
2023 also marks our 21st year of holding our Apprentice Of The Year Awards. Our very first apprentice was Freddie Blues who sadly is no longer with us. It is fitting we remember him through the trophy which is now known as the Freddie Blues Memorial Award which is presented to the winner each year.
Year on year, the company has consistently encouraged and focused on the training and development of all our young people throughout their apprenticeship journey. Thus allowing each individual to progress, reach their full potential and achieve their goals. So much so, we can proudly disclose that a total of 12 employees right throughout the company (ranging from Directors, Senior Management to Site Operatives) served their apprenticeships with us.
To continue to support the young people within our workforce, we invited all apprentices to attend a Mental Health Awareness course through St Andrews First Aid. All apprentices attended the course and gave positive feedback. Through promoting first aid for mental health, we hope to reduce the stigma attached to it.
With the Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2023 having now commenced, we can celebrate the benefits apprenticeships can bring to our businesses as well as the individuals and the economy itself.
Young people can be a vital part of a dynamic workforce through being ambitious, motivated and eager to learn so get yourself behind Scottish Apprenticeships: