Local MSP praises apprenticeships

Left to right Colin Rollo, operations manager, Charles Stewart, apprentice, Lewis Macdonald  Craig Sutherland, communities benefit SME manager
Left to right Colin Rollo, operations manager, Charles Stewart, apprentice, Lewis Macdonald Craig Sutherland, communities benefit SME manager

A local company which takes on apprentices from across Aberdeenshire has been praised by an MSP.

Labour’s Lewis Macdonald was paying a visit to Westhill-based construction and maintenance company FES last week.

The North East MSP was showing his support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Speaking after his visit, Mr Macdonald said: “It was a real pleasure to meet apprentices and managers at FES, and to hear more about the support the company offers to those undertaking apprenticeships with the company on projects across the North-east including a major contract for maintenance of schools, public buildings and council houses in Aberdeenshire.

“Apprentices at FES learn their trade working alongside colleagues on construction and building maintenance contracts.”

He added: “It was great to hear that managers encourage feedback on the training experience from apprentices, both individually and collectively.

“I hope that this company and many others across the North-east will continue to support apprenticeships, despite the difficulties facing the local economy.”