Scottish Apprenticeship Week celebrates talent without limits

City of Glasgow College is developing its workforce thanks to the Modern Apprenticeship scheme.

Apprenticeships are traditionally seen as a route for young people leaving school to gain a qualification and work experience whilst being paid, but the scheme also supports the development of existing staff within a workforce.  

Mary Strachan, SVQ Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Education and Humanities at the college, is working towards an SCQF level 9 management qualification in business.

“My apprenticeship has been very rewarding. This particular qualification has a number of units, so you can choose what is relevant for your role,” explained Mary.

“The qualification acknowledges and confirms the skills I have been using in my current role. It has helped me pick apart my job and to appreciate how to do it better and how to lead my team more effectively.”

“I’m keen to use the skills and experience I’ve gained, and I feel increasingly confident in my position. I’m looking forward to taking all this back to my team once I’ve completed the course.”

Fiona Rodger, SVQ Manager for the Faculty of Education and Humanities at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We are delighted that Mary has taken advantage of this opportunity in order gain a well-deserved management qualification. It underpins her experience and knowledge, endorses her ability and will undoubtedly enhance her role within the team that she is a valued member of.”

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020 runs from 2-6 March. For more information on apprenticeships at City of Glasgow College please visit our website.