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Continuing Success for Angus Shared Apprentice Scheme

20 March 2017 

The Angus 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.

Angus 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 uncertainty.

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

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