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BRIGHT SPARK JOINS ARTHUR MCKAY’S AWARD-WINNING APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

Aaron Bryson receiving his certificate from Edinburgh College Assistant Principal

SELECT MD Darrell Matthews presents Aaron with his course completion certificate

Arthur McKay is proud to welcome Aaron Bryson on to our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, following his recent impressive performance on his work placement. Sixteen year-old Aaron Bryson joins the organisation today following his successful completion of the Get into Electrical Installation course at Edinburgh College.

Get into Electrical Installation is a partnership between Edinburgh College, Prince’s Trust Scotland, the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and SELECT – the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. It is a six-week vocational course at Edinburgh College, designed to give unemployed youngsters a taste of life in the industry and help boost their employment prospects with local employers.

The course helps youngsters to develop a variety of core skills to improve their prospects, including:

  • communication skills
  • team working
  • CV/interview skills

With its specific focus on the electrical installation sector, it also offers sector-specific work experience and a guaranteed interview with a Scottish electrical contractor on successful completion of the course.

Mike Stark, Operations Director, who runs the mentoring programme for all Arthur McKay apprentices, commented:

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Aaron on board with us after he excelled in both his work placement and his interview. Our staff who worked with Aaron were instantly impressed with his enthusiasm and his understanding of the electrical industry, which shone through in his interview too. It’s the first time I’ve handed an applicant an apprenticeship in the interview room, that’s how impressed we were with Aaron. Courses such as these give students an insight into the career of an electrician and provide a valuable introduction to the sector – helping us to build an excellent workforce for the future.”

Aaron added:

“I’ve always had a keen interest in electrical installation and this course has given me the chance to get some real work experience and prepare me for an apprenticeship. It was brilliant to get out on site during placement and I can’t wait to get started with Arthur McKay.”

Good luck Aaron and welcome to the team!

For More Information:

The Get into Electrical Installation course is aimed at young people who are:

  • Aged 16 – 30 years old
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the electrical sector
  • Actively looking for work and ready to start employment
  • Not currently in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

For more information on courses offered by Edinburgh College, visit their website.

The Prince’s Trust is committed to helping young people who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. For more information on the “Get Into” Programmes, see their website.

SECTT run the only industry approved training scheme for electrical apprenticeships in Scotland. See their website for more details.

SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. For more information, see their website.

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