Scottish Apprenticeship Week celebrates the successes of apprentices across the country as they prepare to enter the workforce. Apprenticeship programs such as that of MacTaggart Scott allow for crucial skills development and network-building opportunities that give young Scots an advantage in multiple industries and sectors. Data from the Scottish Government notes that 75% of employers felt that Modern Apprentices improved productivity. Studies by Skills Development Scotland show that 91% of apprentices are still in employment six months after completing their programs.
Commenting on the visit, Colin Beattie said:
“I enjoyed my visit to MacTaggart Scott, Loanhead and am grateful for their strong efforts in supporting Scottish apprenticeships. The apprentices I met were bright young individuals with promising futures and I wish them the best luck moving forward.”