Call for new modern apprentices

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Ayrshire College is calling for applications from school leavers after announcing it will be running two new modern apprenticeships.

The two apprenticeships will train young people in the field of ICT and digital marketing respectively.

Over 800 apprentices were trained whilst attending Ayrshire College last year in areas such as engineering, hairdressing, hospitality, automotive and ICT.

The college has never provided a modern apprenticeship in digital marketing before. The College’s Marketing and PR Manager, Shelagh Mclachlan, said: “This will be the first time I’ve employed an apprentice and I’m looking forward to help them learn digital marketing skills.”

Human Resources manager Gillian Brown believes that young people should consider taking a modern apprenticeship instead of going to university.

“Young people already make a significant contribution to our organisation. Their fresh ideas and enthusiasm help us become more innovative,” she said.

“Gaining a Modern Apprenticeship is a real alternative to university for school or college leavers. Our apprentices will be paid the living wage, receive excellent on the job training, work towards national qualifications and, most important of all, gain industry relevant skills and experience.”

The college has also recently established three foundation apprenticeships, in conjunction with schools, which will become available for senior students in August. One of the new apprencticeships will train young people in software development.

More information about the ICT and digital marketing apprenticeships can be found at: www.ayrshire.ac.uk/vacancies.