Apprentices with a ‘Can-do’ attitude!

Ivan McKee MSP was last week delighted to meet with Modern Apprentices at Tennent Caledonian Breweries in Wellpark as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017.

Apprentices Callum McCormack and Deborah Williams, both life science students at Glasgow Kelvin College, joined forces with Marcus Doyle, an apprentice engineer with East Kilbride Training Group, to talk about their apprenticeship experience within Tennent’s in Glasgow’s East End.

The apprentices were keen to share their insights with Ivan and staff from Tennent’s, Skills Development Scotland who oversee the Modern Apprenticeship framework and Glasgow Kelvin College.  A stimulating and interesting meeting culminated in an intriguing visit to the lab at the world-famous Wellpark Brewery where the students talked through the processes and tasks which occupy their working lives.  Clearly knowledgeable, they provided an engaging introduction to their practical apprenticeship capabilities and were a real testament to their mentors and other staff involved with them.

Both Deborah and Callum are delighted to be working with Tennent’s as they will be rotated through the various specialisms in the lab and emerge with a well-rounded experience and skillsbase to bring to the continuing development of the organisation.

A bright future lies ahead for them.

They are pictured here with the group (l to r)  John Boud – Tennent Caledonian Breweries, Amy Brown – SDS, Alastair McGhee- Glasgow Kelvin College, Ivan McKee MSP, Deborah Williams, Callum McCormack, Jill Richardson – Tennent Caledonian Breweries and Steven Donnelly – Glasgow Kelvin College.

To find out more about apprenticeship opportunities visit dedicated website www.apprenticeships.scot.