Four more young people have been hired by Glasgow and Edinburgh based recruitment business Brightwork as Modern Apprentices. The recent hires will join a long line of apprentices at the company which has so far trained 20 since 2006.
Shan Saba, business development director, said: “We have always believed in a fair future for the young people of Scotland, and this current crop of modern apprentices give us renewed confidence that we are doing the right thing.”
Arryn MacKenzie, 19, from Ayr, has been taken on as an admin assistant at Brightwork. She said: “I wanted to further my education in an effective working environment rather than a classroom, and want to learn as much as I can about how a company grows.”
Campbell Bodys, 18, from Irvine, is a junior account co-ordinator. He said: “I thought an apprenticeship was a much better fit for my learning and development than further study. I enquired at QA Apprenticeships, who set me up with Brightwork, and I’ve never looked back.”
Camille Gibson, 19, from Glasgow, joined Brightwork to gain skills and experience in administration, while Roisin Gallagher, 19, from Bishopbriggs, also started recently as a modern apprentice. She left school at 17, went to college but felt then that she wanted to get into the world of work.
The foursome have some big shoes to fill, with previous modern apprentices such as Nicola Japp, 23, from West Dunbartonshire, who has stayed with Brightwork to become a candidate manager, having worked her way up from MA to team assistant.
She said: “I enjoyed learning the role and progressing within Brightwork, and I was given the opportunity to contribute to live jobs and identify potential talent. Since then, I developed my role and established myself in the team. Little did I know, I am a recruitment consultant at heart.”