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Derek MacKay MSP visit makes beginning of Scottish Apprenticeship Week


This morning, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy & Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, met with some of McLaughlin & Harvey’s senior team and trainees to celebrate the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Ahead of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Derek Mackay commented, “Apprenticeships are a vital piece of the jigsaw to improve Scotland’s productivity, benefitting individuals, employers and the wider economy. That is why we are investing in more apprenticeship opportunities than ever before, ensuring more people benefit from work-based learning.”

McLaughlin & Harvey’s Managing Director Paul Griffen said, “We have worked with Glasgow Caledonian University for 20 years; sending our trainees on their part time courses. Many of these trainees have progressed to senior roles within the business. We currently have 19 trainees studying at Glasgow Caledonian University, 3 of whom are on Graduate Apprenticeship schemes. Next year we plan to send 4 more trainees onto the Graduate Apprenticeship scheme in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying.”

We have worked closely with the university and Skills Development Scotland in establishing the course content and structure for these courses, and feel involved and invested in the future of the Graduate Apprenticeship schemes at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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