Firm nets youth work award
Dawnfresh in Uddingston has been rewarded for showing continuous commitment to getting young people into work.
The firm was presented with a Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Award when Youth and Women’s Employment Minister Annabelle Ewing paid them a visit.
SDS chairman John McClelland said: “Dawnfresh consistently displays the core values which define our Youth Employer of the Month Award and I congratulate them on receiving the award at this time.
“The company’s commitment to young people and the importance it has placed on offering valuable employability training and apprenticeship opportunities is to be commended.”
Dawnfresh recruited Modern Apprentices through the food and drink sector’s Tasty Jobs initiative, which incorporates SDS’s Certificate of Work Readiness employability qualification.
The new recruits include Lewis McMahon and Andrew Plumb from Bothwell, Darren Ball from Uddingston, Steven Hamilton from Carfin, Cameron Payling from Holytown and Kyle Stein from Motherwell.
Ms Ewing said: “Since starting the Awards SDS has recognised the tremendous investment shown by companies from Shetland to the Scottish Borders, in sectors such as life sciences and finance and by organisations of all sizes from global companies to micro businesses.
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