Paisley Apprenticeship Event ‘a huge success’
1 February 2018
More than 300 pupils, parents and carers
flocked to Paisley's Town Hall to find out more about
apprenticeship opportunities at a special careers event.
Organised by Paisley's Skills Development Scotland careers
centre, in partnership with West College Scotland, the event gave
young people the chance to discover the benefits Foundation, Modern
and Graduate Apprenticeships.
There was also an opportunity to meet employers who offer
opportunities in businesses throughout Renfrewshire.
The event opened with series of talks from current and former
apprentices, sharing their experiences with an interested
Local apprentices, including BBC production apprentice Rona
Nicolson and sheet metal apprentice Jamie Doran of BAE, spoke
positively of their own experience and encouraged other local young
people to take part.
The talks were followed by an employer marketplace, where young
people, their parents and carers had the chance to speak to
employers directly about opportunities that are available.
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Representatives from a number of firms including Scottish Water,
NHS, Rolls Royce and Police Scotland were available to talk to
local young people about the roles on offer and what prospective
apprentices could learn while they earn.
Russell Teeling of Rolls Royce said apprentices are a vital part
of their business and was delighted to take part in order to
encourage more local talent.
He said: "This was a brilliant event with a very impressive
attendance. We have spoken to a huge number of enthusiastic and
motivated young people that we will be contacting regarding our
next recruitment. We will definitely be supporting this event in
More than 300 parents, carers and young people made it to
Tuesday evening's event, which the organisers have hailed as a