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McGill's celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

McGill's celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with its new Investors in Young People, Silver accreditation!

Previously we have attained our Investors in Young People accreditation, which has now been increased to silver due to the ongoing commitment to the training and development of young people.

National Apprenticeship Week took place from 5 - 9 March, and is about promoting the benefit of apprenticeships and the value they bring to the business and economy.

McGill's takes on apprentices every year giving them a chance to learn on the job and progress within a leading transport industry organisation.

Across our 5 depots, it currently employs 12 young engineers in 3 different trade disciplines; mechanical, electrical and coach building. Each apprentice brings their own fresh ideas which are welcomed and encouraged by McGill's. This brings an unlimited perspective to the industry which keeps us moving forward.

Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South, and Neil Cunningham, Employer Engagement Advisor, from Skills Development Scotland, visited McGill's Johnstone depot to meet a handful of the company's apprentices from across its 5 depots, where they were unable to find out about their progress and goals within McGill's.

McGill's Managing Director, Ralph Roberts, said: "Our apprentices are a great asset to our company and we know that recruiting and developing young people allows us to build a dynamic and productive workforce for the future.

"McGill's is delighted to achieve our Silver accreditation from Investors in Young People, as for a number of years we have taken on young workers and trained them through modern apprenticeships. We put a lot of effort into the 4 year programme for our apprentices, giving an opportunity for all involved to shape their own capabilities and achievements for the future."

Sharon Kelly, Head of Operations, Skills Development Scotland for the West said: "Across the area, many employers, young people and their parents are backing apprenticeships."

"Apprenticeships and work-based learning boost productivity, service quality and staff morale.

"There's no better time to find out about how apprenticeships could bring benefits to your business, or about the career pathways they can provide to young people."


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