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Live Borders celebrates Apprenticeship Week

This week employers, learning providers and apprentices celebrate the benefits of work-based learning during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Live Borders is among the long list of employers who offer Modern Apprenticeships throughout their organisation.

Reece Innes is one who has stepped up into a full-time role after completing his Modern Apprenticeship last year at Heart of Hawick.

Now a Business Support Assistant at Heart of Hawick, Reece speaks highly of the Modern Apprenticeship programme.

“Being involved in the MA programme was very good. I have met a lot of very nice people who have given some great advice and helped me which will hold me in good stead for the future,” Reece said.

“It was a lot of on the job training so I was learning and working at the same time which I found really beneficial.

“But the most significant result has been being offered a full-time job with Live Borders – it’s challenging but I really enjoy my role and the people I work with.”

Reece’s Modern Apprenticeship offered up its range of challenges, all have which prepared him for the transition to his full-time role.

“We visited the Great Tapestry of Scotland in New Lanark and following the trip, we had to do a presentation on the Tapestry for the Senior Management Team at Live Borders including CEO Ewan Jackson, that was certainly a big learning experience for me,” Reece said.

“If anyone out there is considering starting an apprenticeship of any kind, I would say go for it! It’s a great experience and can lead to some great opportunities which it certainly has for me.”

Apprenticeship Week is a national campaign that runs from 4 – 8 of March.

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