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Local MSP visits Real Life Options for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

John Mason SNP MSP for Glasgow Shettleston Constituency visited our Real Life Options Glasgow office to see first-hand how young people are benefitting from apprenticeships and in-work training. Also in attendance was Kenny from Skills Development Scotland.

Their visit was scheduled to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week as we currently have 6 Team Co-ordinators in the area undertaking a SVQ Level 4 Modern Apprenticeship; Fiona McGill, Kirsty Richmond, Callum Blair, Nicola Toner, Leeanne Bruce and Fiona Campbell.

Scottish Apprenticeship week was organised by Skills Development Scotland, running from 5th – 9th March and aimed to promote the positives this form of work brings for businesses, individuals and the wider Scottish economy.

Commenting on the visit, John Mason MSP said, “I was delighted to meet four of the staff who are training and working at Real Life Options in Shettleston at the start of this year’s Apprenticeship Week. Real Life Options provide a valuable service to adults with learning difficulties to ensure they can live the most independent lives possible. The staff I spoke to agreed that the emphasis on training was really valuable to them. I would highly encourage other businesses in the Glasgow Shettleston Constituency and beyond to take the chance to get more involved and show their support by pledging to recruit a Modern, Foundation or Graduate apprentice during the next year and to ensure their staff are receiving ongoing training.”

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