Read all about it! Martyna and Greg are on the same page

5th March 2021

SO, we have finally reached the end of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021, and we are rounding off the success stories of our employees who are in training or education.

We hope you have enjoyed reading about our highly valued staff and their aims and ambitions, and we look forward to sharing more of their stories over the course of the rest of the year via our website and our social accounts.

Today, Day 5, we hear from Martyna Munro and Greg Murray – who are both ambitious love their roles at Procast.

Martyna Munro

 

Age

29

 

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I am in love with books. I read almost constantly – crime or fantasy novels are my favourites. I also used to wrestle – but don’t tell anyone!

 

What course are you doing?

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying – in my final year.

 

Do you enjoy earning while learning?

Yes, it’s the best combination when you have a young family – I have a daughter age 7.

 

Why did you choose this course?

I need something that gives me job satisfaction, so I decided to try something a little bit challenging.

 

Do you have a good network of support at work to ensure you reach your full potential?

Yes. The support is there when required via weekly performance meetings.

 

What are your long-term career aspirations?

I would like to develop further in my current role and in the future I would like to establish myself as one of the leaders of the department.

 

Is there anything else we can support you with?

The current level of support is more than sufficient.

 

Greg Murray

Age

20

 

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I like going to the gym to keep fit.

What course are you doing?

BSc (Hons) Construction Management – Year 3.

 

Do you enjoy earning while learning?

A good mixture – experience and money!

 

Why did you choose this course?

I have always been interested in construction.

 

Do you have a good network of support at work to ensure you reach your full potential?

The level of support at work is more than ample.

 

What are your long-term career aspirations?

To work my way up the ladder to a senior position.

 

Is there anything else we can support you with?

The current level of support is more than sufficient.

 

The theme of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which runs from March 1 to 5, is “Business Backing Talent”, and we hope we have inspired others by putting the spotlight on the achievements and experiences of our staff and demonstrated 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.

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