FVC’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 round-up

FVC’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 round-up

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 - #scotappweek24 - began on Monday 4 March, and has been supported and promoted by Forth Valley College, one of Scotland’s biggest trainers of Modern Apprentices.

The campaign organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) raises awareness of just how important the Modern Apprenticeship programme is for the Scottish economy, and it inspires potential MAs to think about their next steps and employers to consider taking on apprentices.

On Monday 4 March, we revealed how our Apprenticeship Officers make sure our MAs are in good hands at Forth Valley College, to the point where the College can even help find them a new employers if things don’t work out in their original workplace.


…And on social media we continued to promote our MA recruitment campaign in the fields of STEM subject areas by launching a film showing off our innovative Oil and Gas Simulation Training Rig at our Falkirk Campus.

Tuesday 5 March focussed on our employer partners and a film showing our close relationship with Grangemouth based Syngenta, was promoted on our social media channels. On the same day the FVC website news page published a fascinating insight and case study on Haldane, a local award winning construction company.

Haldane Construction Services Ltd, say much of their success is down to getting ‘in with the bricks’ with Forth Valley College’s Modern Apprenticeship programme and taking on young MAs. https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/news-events/haldane-are-building-future-foundations-through-mas/

On Wednesday 6 March, we took the opportunity of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 to celebrate former FVC Painting and Decorating MA Katie McLaren, who last November became the first recipient of the James Park Award for Excellence. It was also the prime time to launch the case study film we made of her at her Gleneagles Hotel employer. https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/news-events/katie-presented-with-first-ever-fvc-painting-and-decorating-award/

Also on the same day we promoted our relationship with ECITB and showcased a student on social media – John Knox - who is currently showing what a bright spark he is on the Pre-Apprenticeship Fabrication and Welding course.

Mature MAs were in the spotlight on Thursday 7 March with Joinery MAs Bryan Bremner (51) who works for Edinmore, Chris Hardy (35) who works for Pro Build Scotland and John Lamb (31) who works for Historic Environment Scotland were delighted to help us celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 by posing for a photograph and a chat. https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/news-events/mature-mas-make-their-move-into-joinery/

Also during the week FVC staff, students, partners and stakeholders were able to make visits – especially to Denny High School on Tuesday and Graeme High School on Wednesday – and attend events to promote the campaign and to share and like posts to promote all the good work.