MSP sees how GHA apprenticeship scheme is improving communities

20 May 2015

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A Glasgow MSP saw first-hand how young GHA apprentices are improving communities. 

John Mason MSP met some GHA apprentices hard at work in his Glasgow Shettleston constituency this week.

The apprentices are on the Community Janitors scheme, and work alongside GHA’s environmental teams to keep neighbourhoods spick and span.

At the same time, they are completing a one-year Modern Apprenticeship in warehousing and storage.

The scheme is a partnership between GHA, Glasgow Training Group and Skills Development Scotland.

Mr Mason said: “The Modern Apprenticeship programme is so important.

“The apprentices here are learning new skills, gaining qualifications and helping improve neighbourhoods at the same time.

“Organisations like GHA are making a real difference to young people’s lives.”

Alex Adrain, GHA’s Neighbourhood Services leader, said: “Our Modern Apprenticeship scheme increases opportunities for young people and means they can earn while they learn.”

Scottish Apprenticeship Week runs from 18-22 May.

John Mason MSP is pictured with, from left, Joanne Molly from Skills Development Scotland, GHA’s John O’Hara and Hugh Robertson, Alex Adrain and apprentices Sean Kelly and Steven Haldane.