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.
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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.