Paisley based training firm Muir Slicer Associates hosted a visit from Paisley’s MSP, George Adam to promote the upcoming Scottish Apprenticeship Week which runs from 19th to 23rd May.
The company is currently working with over 300 Modern Apprentices across a range of sectors and boast an achievement rate of over 90 percent. To show his support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week, George warmly took up an invitation from Liz Muir of Muir Slicer to come along to their Paisley office, take in the work they do and meet up with one of their apprentices.
Skills Development Scotland organises Scottish Apprenticeship Week to encourage many more employers to take on apprentices. Scotland has ambitious targets for 25,000 new Modern Apprenticeship places each year. Modern Apprenticeships cover around 80 different areas of employment and are open to anyone over the age of 16.
Speaking after the visit George said, “It was great to get along to a local firm which is directly involved delivering modern apprenticeships to people in our community. I was given a tour around their base at the Abbey Mill and was very impressed with the work they undertake and the level of professionalism on show. I then met up with one of their young apprentices, Chelsea McGregor, who is working with one of Muir Slicers partner organisations. She seemed to be really enjoying her apprenticeship and was learning a great deal which will stand her in good stead for the future.
‘The Scottish Government is committed to giving all young people the best chance to gain employment, that’s why it is committed to providing 125,000 over the life time of this parliamentary session. Skill Development Scotland, who are promoting Scottish Apprentice Week deserve great credit for promoting the benefits apprenticeships bring to business, individual and the Scottish Economy as a whole. I would like to thank Muir Slicer for inviting me along to their Paisley office and wish them, and their apprentices, ever success in the future.”
Muir Slicer managing director, Allan Slicer, said: “Developing our candidates is very important to our business and Modern Apprentices are a vital part of that development. By working with our client organisations we see the positive difference the Modern Apprenticeship programme makes to their businesses.
“The visit allowed George to find out about Modern Apprentice opportunities with Muir Slicer and more about what we do, as well as meeting some of our clients and Apprentices.”
Feedback from candidates to date has included: “My apprenticeship has provided me with the opportunity to get valuable qualifications and to earn while I learn.
“Getting a work-based qualification has been invaluable and has really helped me in my job and career so far.”
Muir Slicer delivers Modern Apprenticeships throughout Scotland across a wide variety of skill areas including Management, Retail Skills, Retail Management, Business and Administration, Health and Safety and Customer Service. Anyone with an interest in finding out more about the opportunities available should contact Graeme on 0141 889 1234.
The company is currently working with over 300 Modern Apprentices in retail, business administration and management and recruits new clients and candidates each year. And with an achievement rate of over 90%, Muir Slicer’s clients can be certain they’re getting the best possible input from our highly qualified and motivated team.
Events and activities involving employers, apprentices, colleges, local authorities and training providers are taking place across the country to celebrate the success of apprenticeships.
Modern Apprentices are employed across Scotland in a wide range of jobs in sectors including engineering, construction, health and social care, ICT, tourism, retail and food and drink.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week runs from 19 to 23 May. You can find out more at www.scottishapprenticeshipweek.com
For further information please contact:
Muir Slicer Associates Limited
Phone number 0141 889 1234
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