Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP Sue Webber for the Lothian Region has shown her support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week by visiting Livingston Mechanical Services in West Lothian to meet with their apprentices.
Sue spoke at length with the apprentices who all came from varying backgrounds.
The week aims to shine a light on the role apprenticeships play in Scotland and how they affect people, businesses and the economy. Over 12,000 employers in Scotland provide apprenticeships, with that number said to be on the rise, according to Skills Development Scotland. They also say over 18,600 Modern Apprenticeships starts had been recorded by the final quarter of 2021/22, a statistic that has nearly doubled compared to the same time last year.
Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP Sue Webber said:
“I was delighted to visit Livingston M&E Specialists as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week.
“Speaking to the apprentices has given me a real insight into the invaluable opportunity these positions present to them.
“Earning while they learn and gain formal qualifications will accelerate their development and create a springboard for their careers.
“It was great to be able to take part in a round table discussion about the importance of these apprenticeships and how Livingston are investing in our future workforce.”