IT’S Day Three of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021, and Procast are delighted to continue to share stories of our employees who are currently in training or education.
Today, it’s the turn of …
Tell us a fun fact about you.
I play bass guitar.
What course are you doing?
HNC in Construction Management.
Do you enjoy earning while learning?
When I decided to study Construction Management, I was sure that I wanted to work within the industry before I graduated. I have gained invaluable experience through working on sites as a trainee and assistant site manager for two years, which is experience that I believe gives me an advantage compared to other graduates. It also keeps me away from building fences!
Why did you choose this course?
I have been interested in construction from a young age, firstly working with my dad building fencing and decking and watching various TV programmes. I originally looked at structural engineering as a future career but after a month’s work experience, I decided it was not for me. I wanted a job that was more site-based. I looked to Construction Management, as it ticked the boxes of a job that was interesting and worked to my strengths.
Do you have a good network of support at work to ensure you reach your full potential?
Yes. My senior colleagues are very supportive.
What are your long-term career aspirations?
After I graduate, I would like to gain Chartership in Construction Management and complete my SMSTS. Long-term career aspirations are gaining more experience as an assistant site manager before running sites solely as a site manager.
Is there anything else we can support you with?
Looking for interviewees for my dissertation on timber and PV cladding!
The theme of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which runs from March 1 to 5, is “Business Backing Talent”, and we hope to inspire others by putting the spotlight on the achievements and experiences of our staff and demonstrating the benefits of our organisation supporting them.
Coinciding with Scottish Apprenticeship Week is the Build Your Future initiative, which provides a suite of virtual resources to help people develop their careers in the built environment and to drive the Scottish government’s Develop the Young Workforce strategy to reduce youth unemployment by 40 per cent.
As dynamic and progressive employers, Procast know that it has never been more important to show our support for apprenticeships and traineeships, and, like many other businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed new and safe ways to recruit staff in our commitment to backing talent.
Needless to say, the Scottish government and Skills Development Scotland are fully behind all the channels being deployed to show the benefits of employing apprentices and supporting other employees in career development via training and education.
Build Your Future is also being used to raise the profile of International Women’s Day on March 8.
As Scottish Apprenticeship Week is the time for all those in Scotland benefiting from apprenticeships to join together and share their stories to encourage others to get involved, we are delighted to showcase the talent we are nurturing.