Two school students will venture from classroom to workplace under an apprenticeship scheme supported by Clyde Marine Training (CMT).

Over the next nine months Caitie McNeill of Boclair Academy and Daniella Crothers of St Peters the Apostle High School will work at CMT one day a week as part of the Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) scheme, operated by Skills Development Scotland.

Allowing students to get a foot in the door with an employer, Foundation Apprenticeships can be chosen as one of the student’s subjects in S5 or S6 and can result in the equivalent of a Higher qualification.

Katy Womersley, General Manager, CMT said: “This is a fantastic scheme as it gives young people invaluable experience and a real insight into the workplace, allowing them to make an informed choice on what career path to take.

“I personally would like to welcome Caitie and Daniella, and it is extra special that they are both drawn from local schools as we look to support the local community we are based within.  Everyone in the team looks forward to seeing their personal and professional development within Clyde Marine Training.”

Becoming highly valued and recognised by employers and Scottish colleges and universities; the scheme gives students the choice between progressing straight to the workplace upon completion – and potentially undertaking the next step of a Modern Apprenticeship – or choosing to continue their studies at college or university.

Caitie and Daniella will spend one day a week with the CMT team in the Company’s Clydebank Business Park headquarters as well as one day a week at City of Glasgow College and West College Scotland respectively.

Caitie is working towards a FA in Business Administration whilst Daniella is looking to achieve a FA in Digital Marketing.

The placement of Caitie and Daniella follows on from an announcement in July that Clyde Marine Training had attained the status of being a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Approved Centre, allowing the Company to develop and train staff to attain SQA qualifications and Modern Apprenticeships.