Youngster Katie is a skilled technician after finishing on-the-job training scheme

Youngster Katie is a skilled technician after finishing on-the-job training scheme

Katie Murray engineered a bright future for herself by earning while learning as an apprentice.

She’s now a multi-skilled technician at Chivas Brothers.

It’s Apprenticeship Week and anyone wanting to find out more about training opportunities can check out a forthcoming event.

The Daily Record is launching the third Scottish Apprenticeship Show, which will be coming to Edinburgh and Glasgow in September and October. Youngsters can find out everything they need to know about becoming an apprentice.

It’s a great opportunity for young people and the nation’s top employers to come together face-to-face.

Young people can ask questions, get answers and make informed choices about their future. Parents and carers can also get involved and find out why an apprenticeship could be the right move for their children.

Becoming an apprentice worked for Katie, 21, of Cumbernauld. She said: “I’d my mind set on an engineering degree but when I heard about apprenticeships with Chivas Brothers, I thought earning while learning made more sense.”

Katie started with Chivas Brothers in August 2013 and her apprenticeship training was delivered by Paisley & Johnstone Training Group Ltd in partnership with Chivas Brothers. She has achieved an SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations, then started an SVQ Level 3 skills qualification on site with Chivas Brothers.

She has also completed an HNC in engineering systems.

Katie said: “Now that I’ve completed my apprenticeship, I am a multi-skilled technician working in the palletisation and despatch department (PAD) at Kilmalid.”

“I’m so glad that I chose the apprenticeship route and I am looking forward to a bright career with Chivas Brothers.”

Chivas Brothers will be advertising for modern apprentices in engineering from April 2018.

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