Information Session set to highlight the benefits of Apprenticeships

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As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024, Borders College Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation (DEBI) will run the Apprenticeships Information Session for Parents and Carers.

Taking place on Monday 4th March from 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm via Microsoft TEAMS, the team are inviting those who are interested to learn about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships in the Borders, and to have the opportunity to ask questions.

Attendees will hear from local people currently undertaking an Apprenticeship, who will share their experiences and success stories.

Martyna Guziel, who studied Social Services & Healthcare with the DEBI, will discuss Foundation Apprenticeships. Martyna, from Galashiels, is a finalist for Foundation Apprentice of the Year at this year’s the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards. She studied whilst completing her Highers and Head Girl duties. Throughout her apprenticeship, she also attended a placement at Wilkie Gardens, run by Eildon Housing.

To give insight into a Modern Apprenticeship, Borders College DEBI staff member Erin Scott, who studied Business & Administration SCQF L8, will be on hand to talk about her experiences. Erin is a Business Skills Advisor with the DEBI team and has been with the College for just over a year. During that time, Erin excelled at her job and gained valuable knowledge from undertaking her apprenticeship.

Esmee Wragg is a first-year Graduate Apprentice. The former Jedburgh Grammar School pupil will discuss her first year of study and employment. After completing her Highers in S5, Esmee applied to Plexus, Kelso, for a Graduate Apprenticeship. She is enjoying her first year of employment alongside her studies in Design and Manufacture (Electrical).

Taking place between March 4th and 8th, 2024, Scottish Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration of apprenticeships. It's a time when everyone can promote the benefits of work-based learning to people, employers and Scotland.

Apprenticeships create the skills every generation needs, and every employer wants. This session will highlight how apprenticeships give people high-quality opportunities and support them to achieve their full potential.  

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