The hard work and dedication of modern apprentices at the City of Edinburgh Council was recognised this week as 18 young people graduated and were given an industry award.
“All of our graduates are to be commended for meeting the significant demands that come with the role, juggling paid work and on-the-job training as well as study towards an accredited qualification at industry-recognised standard.
“Just this week at our Education, Children and Families Committee, we discussed a paper on Edinburgh Learns - Pathways to Develop our Young Workforce, which shares the vision of the Edinburgh Guarantee that every young person in this city will go onto a positive destination - the choice of a job, training or further education opportunity. And this is it in action.”
At the event apprentice Hannah Layden spoke about her experience completing her housing apprenticeship and her progression to a permanent post as a Housing Assistant. She said: “The Modern Apprenticeship programme has been amazing for me. I have learned so much over two years and have had wonderful support from my team, mentors and the Modern Apprenticeship team. They helped me through the whole process of gaining my qualification, I couldn’t have done it without them. It was an amazing opportunity. I was really happy to get a job at the end of it.”
The Royal High School Fiddle Group played as the guests settled in their seats and Harris Wilson, a piper from Boroughmuir High School, helped to make the event special by piping the apprentices into the European Room to receive their awards.