Category Archives: Modern Apprenticeships

New Modern Apprentice joins Albion team

Albion Environmental are delighted to welcome Craig McClurkin on board as a Level 3 Modern Apprentice. Craig comes from a background in customer service roles which will serve him well in his new function. His duties will involve supporting business administration and training delivery which will provide a platform to further develop his excellent communication, organisational and IT skills. 

During his time at Albion, Craig will work towards a vocational qualification in Digital Applications affording him the opportunity to develop his knowledge in the Environmental arena, principles of marketing and evaluation, as well as experience of digital marketing metrics and analytics. 

We look forward to supporting Craig in his personal development and assisting him in the successful completion of his VQ.

If you would like to discuss the suitability of vocational qualifications in the resource or facilities management sectors that may be of interest then please contact us for more information.

South Ayrshire Council Modern Apprentice Level 2 Sustainable Resource Management Certificates

Congratulations to Nathan O’Connell, Scott Thomson and Mark Yates from South Ayrshire Council who have successfully completed the Sustainable Resource Management Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship Framework. This award has various pathways and South Ayrshire Council chose the ‘Frontline Environmental Services’ route, which incorporates a great variety of waste management and environmental related activities and topics.

All three Modern Apprentices have been working at the Walker Road Waste Management Depot in Ayr for the past year, during which time they have participated in various duties from site operations to waste collection. We visited Nathan and Scott, unfortunately Mark could not attend, to present them with their Sustainable Resource Management SQA and Modern Apprenticeship certificates and wish them every success for their future training and career!

Scotland-wide, through funding provided by Skills Development Scotland and the uptake of this framework by local authorities, private and third sectors, we have seen a rise in youth employment in the waste management industry.

Albion Environmental Ltd can deliver Modern Apprenticeships in Sustainable Resource Management and Facilities Services/Management, and are registered with Skills Development Scotland to administer and claim the associated funding. Modern Apprenticeships provide young people with an excellent opportunity to achieve nationally recognised qualifications whist gaining valuable work experience and earning a salary.  The program also benefits businesses as a Modern Apprentice can introduce new fresh ideas to the business, help sustain a skilled workforce and in turn the business is supporting our young workforce in gaining employment.

For further details please contact or 01292 610428


Photograph left to right: South Ayrshire Council Staff – Samantha Graham, Nathan O’Connell – Modern Apprentice, Scott Thomson – Modern Apprentice, John Morrison – Service Coordinator Waste Management Operations and Maureen Wallace.

Waste Supervisory Management Vocational Qualification

Currently working in Waste Management and would like to progress to a supervisory position.  Did you know SQA and WAMITAB offer a nationally recognised Waste Supervisory Management Level 3 Award? This award is suitable to anyone wishing to gain a formal qualification to aid career progression within the waste management ,  including modern apprentices.  If you are an employee or an employer and would like to find our more including any available funding please contact

Mandatory Units

  • Ensure that teams conform to efficient working practices
  • Provide H&S in the working environment for waste management activities
  • Supervise the work of others
  • Contribute to the management of the environmental impact of work
  • Provide leadership in your area of responsibility

Optional Units

Block A – combination of units must be selected that equate to 2 credits

Block B -combination of units must be selected that equate to 3 credits 

Full Course Details 

Waste Supervisory Management SQA

Waste Supervisory Management WAMITAB

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Glasgow Facilities Services Modern Apprentice awarded certificate

hilton-2Congratulations to Kieran McClure on completing his Facilities Services Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship.

Kieran has been working with the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Glasgow for the last few years having spent 6 months training within maintenance and deciding he would  like to gain a related qualification.  He saw the Modern Apprentice job advertised on-line and felt this would be the perfect opportunity to combine working whilst training to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Having completed the level 2 award, Kieran is continuing to work with the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and we are delighted to be progressing Kieran  towards achieving the level 3 Facilities Management Modern Apprenticeship.

We visited Kieran today to present him with his Facilities Services SQA and Modern Apprenticeship certificates and wish him every success for his future training and career!

Albion Environmental Ltd are a Skills Development Scotland registered training provider and deliver Modern Apprenticeships  in Facilities Services/Management and Sustainable Resource Management.  Modern Apprenticeships provide young people with an excellent opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification whist gaining valuable work experience and earning a salary.  The program also benefits businesses as a modern apprentice can introduce new fresh ideas and help sustain a skilled workforce and in turn they are supporting our young workforce in gaining employment.

Photograph left to right: Stuart Taylor – Property Manager, Kieran McClure – Modern Apprentice, Will Macpherson – General Manager


Working in Facilities Management and would like a recognised qualification?

fm-pictureAlbion Environmental Ltd is registered with SQA and WAMITAB to deliver a selection of Facilities Management vocational qualifications.

Facilities Management covers a variety of activities relating to the maintenance and servicing of buildings and premises, and incorporates activities such as waste management, recycling, cleansing, security and Health & Safety.   These services are required throughout local authorities, large private companies and contractors to ensure the sustainable maintenance of their operating facilities.

Level 2 and 3 vocational qualifications are also available via Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Modern Apprenticeship programmes, to candidates aged between 16 and 24 (up to the day before 25th birthday).  We are also registered with SDS to deliver the facilities services/management frameworks, meaning we can claim funding towards candidate training.  This is a great opportunity for employers to train staff at a reduced cost.  For further details please follow the links below:

Facilities Services Level 2 Modern Apprenticeships

Facilities Management Level 3 Modern Apprenticeships

Facilities Management Level 3 & 4 Certificates and Diplomas