The Cumbernauld apprentices working to keep the lights on
Today is the last day of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, and to mark the end of a week-long series of PR opportunities, and a long list of benefits and reasons as to why employers should take on apprentices and why people should consider an apprenticeship, Cumbernauld Media has spoken to two local electrical apprentices.
Sarah Speir, from Glasgow, and Sean De Pellette (inset), from Cumbernauld spoke to Cumbernauld Media yesterday, after the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, Roseanna Cunningham met with apprentices and members of staff at Scottish Power’s Cumbernauld site – Sarah and Sean among them.
Touring the company’s plant for 90 minutes yesterday morning, Ms Cunningham met six of Scottish Power’s apprentices, discussing the reasons that led them to become apprentices, and talking about the issue of gender inequality within the so-called ‘STEM’ apprenticeships: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Talking to Cumbernauld Media after her visit, the Cabinet Secretary said she had met a group of “fantastic young people” on her visit.
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