Milestone for Modern Apprentice scheme

Posted on 21st Jan 2021

It is 10 years today since the official launch of our Modern Apprenticeship scheme for Hearings/care-experienced young people.

We are delighted to mark the anniversary with the appointment of our latest Modern Apprentice.

We will welcome our 13th Modern Apprentice to SCRA next month. They will be joining our North Strathclyde Locality on 8th February.

During the two year programme, our Modern Apprentices undertake an SVQ in Business Administration which is overseen by West Lothian College. In addition, they also work with SCRA’s Participation Officer on multiple engagement initiatives such as the new Hearing room programme, a variety of information streams for young people, and consultations and training.

Lisa Bennett, SCRA’s Corporate Parenting Lead said: “We are committed to providing employment and training opportunities for Hearings/care experienced young people.

“We are extremely proud of our Modern Apprenticeship scheme. It has been a cornerstone of our participation and engagement work for a decade now and we look forward to welcoming our latest recruit next month.”

Jennifer Orren, SCRA’s Participation Officer added: “Our Modern Apprentices bring a fresh and extremely valuable insight into our participation and engagement work. They play a key role in our ongoing commitment to make improvements in both SCRA and the Children’s Hearings System for children and young people.

“Several of our Modern Apprentices continue to work with SCRA in promoted posts, while others have gone on to further education or new roles elsewhere. We are extremely proud to continue to commit to this programme and will continue to provide ongoing work and educational opportunities to young people in the future.”

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