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Scottish Apprenticeship Week
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Scottish Apprenticeship Week

In the lead up to the Scottish Apprenticeship Week, 5th-9th March, DYW Glasgow has launched its Q&A event to offer career advice to young people, while Scottish Power, Arnold Clark, CCG and BAE Systems UK have announced new apprenticeships schemes.

On Tuesday 6th March, DYW Glasgow is hosting a live Q&A session on its website from 10.00-12.00 and 17.00-19.00, with a panel of industry experts on hand to offer advice on apprenticeships, aimed at parents and guardians.

As key influencers of young people, often giving career advice, the #DYWQnA event is inspired by parents and is open to anyone looking for more information on apprenticeships and is the perfect opportunity to ask all the burning apprenticeship questions.

ScottishPower has also launched a new coveted scholarships programme, announcing 16 new spaces in energy-related disciplines in 2018. Scholars will receive full course fee funding for their Masters Studies, as well as a generous living allowance, and can apply before 2nd April here.

The company has also pledged to work with successful scholars to help them into the workplace after their studies.

300 apprentice roles have been introduced at Arnold Clark Group across its near-200 sites across Scotland.

The apprenticeships encompass roles such as technicians, spray painters, body repairers, IT, engineering, customer service and business admin – and give an opportunity to earn a recognised qualification on the job.

CCG recently announced a significant intake of new trainees for 2018, last year recruiting 17 trade apprentices and 15 management, professional and administration trainees. Looking to build on this, the business has now committed to recruiting 15 trade apprentices and 16 management, professional and administration trainees, with 5 of the 16 starting before the end of January.

Finally, in further celebration of apprenticeships, BAE Systems UK Apprenticeship Awards named Ben Green, Test Systems Technician at the company’s Electronic Systems business in Rochester, Apprentice of the Year 2017.

Ben – who last year completed a three-year electronic engineering apprenticeship – impressed the judges with his ability to programme in six languages, excellence in his studies and his creativity and determination in his role.

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