Apprentice Day Challenge at St Andrews

Friday 6 March 2020

University apprentices with members of the army regiment

To mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week, apprentices at the University of St Andrews took part in military-led team-building activities.

Problem solving and memory activities at the University’s playing fields were delivered by 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment.

Apprentices competed in teams with the winning team receiving £150 of donated vouchers from QA Apprenticeships – a provider of IT and business apprenticeships at the University.

In the afternoon, apprentices discussed and shared their thoughts about their apprenticeships, and heard from former apprentices who have gone on to secure full-time roles in IT Services and Estates at the University.

The University of St Andrews currently has 23 apprentices working across a range of fields from plumbing to sport and business administration.

Pauline Brown, Associate Chief Information Officer, said: “The University is proud to offer apprenticeship opportunities to young people from the local area and continues to see a growth in this area across its Academic Schools and Professional Service Units.

“This team-building event acknowledges how important and successful our apprenticeship programmes are and provides an opportunity for all the apprentices across the university to meet.”

Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which runs from 2 to 6 March, is a Skills Development Scotland initiative. This year’s theme is ‘Talent without Limits’ and aims to celebrate the diversity in work-based learning.

Find out more about apprentice programmes at the University of St Andrews at an Apprentice Information event on Wednesday 29 April at Parliament Hall on South Street from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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