Engineering apprentice

Skills for Life

This week we’re celebrating our apprentices as part of the government initiative National Apprenticeship Week (5th to 11th February 2024) – a week-long celebration that brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make on individuals, businesses, and the wider economy.

At James Ramsay, we currently have four apprentices on board: Thomas Quinn, fourth-year heating and ventilation; Paul Clancy, second-year heating and ventilation; Daniel Robertson, second-year service and maintenance; and Euan Caddell, first-year heating and ventilating: industrial and commercial installation.

Ian Mathieson, Business Director at James Ramsay, said: “Apprenticeships play a key role in career development and the widening of opportunities for all. At James Ramsay, apprentices play a big role in developing the future of our business and we’re committed to supporting every learner to achieve their full potential.

“We’re really proud that many of our apprentices from over the years are still with us in key roles today, including our managing director, Gary Shepherd.”

Our former apprentices still with us in the business today include Gary Shepherd, managing director; Marc Millar, project manager; John Milligan, foreman; heating engineers Ross Mowat, Malky Aitken, Stevie McNeil, Colin Bright, Stuart McBeth; and Kyle Munro, service engineer.

Apprenticeships are a great work-based qualification route available across a wide range of industries, from engineering and accountancy to healthcare and hospitality, as well as everything in between. They combine academic study with on-the-job training enabling individuals to gain industry-specific skills, work experience, a nationally recognised qualification, and they are paid roles.

Support National Apprenticeship Week 2024 by encouraging others to consider how apprenticeships can provide #SkillsForLife.

Find out more at National Apprentice Week