College And JGC Engineering Support Apprenticeship Opportunities In Caithness
5th March 2020
Aspiring engineers in the north highlands will benefit from a new apprenticeship pathway developed by North Highland College UHI and JGC Engineering. The new pathway has been created to promote the value of employer engagement and the benefit of the skills, learning and experience gained at college.
The pathway will allow JGC Engineering to recruit up to four apprentices from one of North Highland College UHI's full time courses in an engineering discipline. Once completed the students will be invited to apply for an apprenticeship with JGC Engineering and if successful, will enter directly into year two of an apprenticeship programme in an engineering speciality within the firm.
John Campbell from JGC Engineering said, "Collaborating with North Highland College UHI allows for prospective JGC apprentice applicants to achieve applicable training and experience through their SVQ level 2 courses and thus suitably prepare on a level basis for the JGC recruitment process. Giving opportunities for work experience placements during the course also allows students and JGC to both engage and consider future possibilities."
Debbie Murray, Director of Business Development at North Highland College UHI, supported the initiative and said, “This is another excellent initiative to help support employer engagement, reduce administration burdens for both parties and ensure a continued supply of work ready young people to support a key industry”.
Students will be based at the Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre (ETEC) at the Thurso campus and will develop their practical skills with the facility’s industry-based workshops. The students will also complete core employability, enterprise and citizenship modules to help prepare them for the world of work, interviews and work placements in semester two.
North Highland College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands offers further and higher education across the north Highlands at campuses in Thurso, Halkirk, Dornoch and Alness.
PHOTO left to right: John Campbell(JGC), Debbie Murray (NHCUHI), Ryan Farquhar (JGC Modern Apprentice), Lewis Duffy (JGC Modern Apprentice), Ally Baikie (JGC Modern Apprentice), Allan MacGregor (JGC Modern Apprentice) Jamie Tait (NHCUHI), Liam Sutherland (NHCUHI) and Katrine Coghill (JGC).
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