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Pictured from left to right: Lindsey Jefferson, Property Services Manager; Paul Wheelhouse MSP; Ryan Cockburn, Apprentice Electrician; Rachel Hunter, Business & Administration Apprentice; Craig Matear, IT Assistant (& former Apprentice); Harris Campbell, Apprentice Roofer; Steven Drummond, Apprentice Joiner; Jack McDonald, Apprentice Painter; Margaret Ross, Chief Executive; Ruaridh Macleod, Apprentice Joiner; Louise Davies, Business & Administration Apprentice; Iain Scott, Lecturer in Construction (Borders College).

Paul Wheelhouse MSP joined with Apprentices at Waverley Housing in Hawick on Monday to mark the launch of ‘Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016’, which promotes the benefits of Modern Apprenticeships for young people, their employers and the economy.

Lindsey Jefferson, Property Services Manager gave a presentation on why Waverley employs apprentices and the positive impact on the company of doing so. Following the presentation, the visiting minister met all of Waverley’s current apprentices, as well as a former apprentice now employed by Waverley.

The minister was also introduced to Euan Hastie, CITB; Iain Scott, Borders College and Pam Ralston, Skills Development Scotland who all partner with Waverley to help apprentices in reaching their full potential.

 

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