Cherry receives career boost at Energy Skills Partnership

Roddy and Cherry

Cherry receives career boost at Energy Skills Partnership

A live student project turned into a full-time job for a former Forth Valley College business student.

Cherry Lameg (45) from Stirling a former HND in Administration and IT student who studied at the College’s Alloa Campus, has received a huge boost by landing a job with the Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) as an Administrative Assistant. 

ESP and FVC’s Business Department worked together on a live project that required students to provide additional admin support. ESP have a track record in offering college students opportunities to develop their skills further and gain valuable work experience.

Cherry, said: “I would say that the best bit of studying at the college was my whole learning journey and turning my dreams into reality by securing a full-time job at ESP after graduating with my HND.

“To anyone who would like to study a course, I would highly recommend FVC because the College has a wide variety of courses available, great facilities and dedicated staff members and lecturers. The college has also got strong links with employers where work placements or internships could lead to full-time employment after graduating. It gave me a great and exciting opportunity to do a summer internship with ESP and this has led me to secure a full time admin job with them after I graduated my HND.”

Roddy Scott, Sector Manager Engineering at ESP Scotland, said: “At ESP we work with all of Scotland’s Colleges to support building capability and capacity in the areas of Engineering, Energy and Construction. The HNC Administration and IT class at Forth Valley College were asked to submit CVs with a view to potential interviews for a summer paid intern post. Cherry came out as a very strong candidate and worked on data input for a major cross sector project.

“Cherry proved very capable and fitted in well with our small team leading to her internship being extended and eventually made a full-time member of staff. The main benefits are that Cherry was able to prove herself in the workplace and put her recently gained skills into practice while ESP gained a very valuable and capable member of staff who fits in well with our small team.”

Ann McGregor, Curriculum Manager in the Department of Business and Communities, said: “Cherry started with us in 2014 coming straight in from the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for Employability course and quickly progressed from an NC Admin and IT to the two year HND.

“She has been a first class student and we are delighted to see her push on and secure full-time employment with ESP. We have really strong links with employers such as ESP and we are always keen to work with them on live projects like this and look forward to doing so again in the future.”

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