On Wednesday (18th November 2015), team NSDesign had the pleasure of attending Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship Awards 2015, in association with Skills Development Scotland, at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.
We were shortlisted for both:
- Modern Apprentice Ambassador of the Year (Which was an individual award for me)
- Micro Employer of the Year (Which was a team award).
I managed to scoop the first award of the night, winning the Modern Apprentice Ambassador of the Year award. For the past two years, it would be fair to say that I’ve worked hard in the promotion of Modern Apprenticeships to other youngsters in and around Scotland. From radio and television interviews, careers fayres, school visits, and even by providing professional voiceovers, during my Apprenticeship as a Web Designer and Hosting Trainee with NSDesign so it was only fair that I won, right? In all seriousness though, a massive congratulations to all the finalists – each and every one of them worked incredibly hard over the year in the promotion of apprenticeships within Scotland – we’re all winners!
Next up was NSDesign as a finalist in the “Micro Employer of the Year” category. Unfortunately, we came runners up, but we were delighted to even have been shortlisted for such a great award.
Jonny Scoops the Apprentice Ambassador of the Year award for 2015.
Jonny and Kenny sporting our lovely looking runners up certificate for the Micro Employer category.
A great night was had by all, and we’re delighted to announce that our support for Scottish Apprenticeships has, and will continue into 2016.
As a matter of fact, meet Sean Duncan – our new Modern Apprentice for the two years! Sean will be mainly focussing on the daily operations of our sister company, Broadband Cloud Solutions, as well as various other duties that we may throw his way from NSDesign. Sean will be based at our Glasgow office and has already been thrown in at the deep end! If you want to say hello, get connected with Sean on LinkedIn!
Welcome to the team Sean!
Here’s to another successful year of Apprenticeships within Scotland – we’re so glad that we decided to hire our Modern Apprentices – they really are a big asset to our company as a whole and we can’t recommend it enough to other businesses.
For more information about hiring your first apprentice, check out Skills Development Scotland’s dedicated Modern Apprentice Website!