Continuing Success for Angus Shared Apprentice Scheme
20 March 2017
Shared Apprentice Programme (ASAP), as one of the first of its
kind in Scotland, has achieved another positive outcome with the
recognition of three of their apprentices.
Painting and Decorating apprentice, Bobbi Watson is in the
running for the New Entrant Painting and Decorating award at the
CITB's Skillbuild competition.
Skillbuild has been running for more than 45 years and sees the
very best in construction talent compete against each other to be
crowned the Skillbuild winner in their chosen craft occupation.
Joinery apprentices, Dylan Tyrrell and Rory McDonald's work has
also been recognised. Their outstanding work as seen them both
selected as best in the class at D&A College.
Shared Apprentice Programme Ltd (ASAP) is a private limited
company run by its board of directors, which are represented by
public and private sector partners and is supported by CITB and
Skills Development Scotland.
ASAP is aimed at small and medium size companies who cannot
commit to taking an apprentice for the whole 4 years of the
apprenticeship. ASAP employs apprentices and places them with
construction employers in the following trades; joinery, brickwork,
painting/decoration and roofing/slating.
The company has been established to offer added value
apprenticeships in a geographical area that is subject to low wage
rates, high youth unemployment, and an industry skills shortage
within the construction sector.
It is an innovative way in which to deliver apprenticeships
whilst companies operate within an economic climate of
Based on ASAP model a bid has been submitted for a regional
shared apprentice scheme as part of the Tay Cities Deal submitted
to UK and Scottish governments on 1 March 2017.
Source: Angus Council