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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 | Skills Generation Q&A with Casey Craig

Posted: March 7, 2024

This week is Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024, a campaign shining a spotlight on the benefits that work-based learning brings to people, employers and the economy.

Apprenticeships create the skills every generation needs, and every employer wants. This year’s theme of Skills Generation demonstrates that apprenticeships give people high-quality opportunities, whilst supporting them to achieve their full potential.

To mark the week, we have spoken to five of our current apprentices to hear their views on apprenticeships, skill development and more.

In today’s Q&A post, we hear from Casey Craig, Apprentice Electrician, as she reflects on her apprenticeship and tells us what she hopes to do in the future.

  1. What’s your name and what apprenticeship are you undertaking?

Hi, my name is Casey Craig and I’m an Apprentice Electrician with Hillcrest Maintenance.

  1. What are your interests/hobbies?

My hobbies include walking my dog and watching Netflix shows.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

What I enjoy most about my apprenticeship is the people you get to meet, the learning ability you gain, the surroundings you come across and the opportunity to develop as a person.

  1. What skills are you developing?

The skills I am developing are my installation work, my knowledge of electrical systems, and the repair work I am doing.

  1. What advice would you give to someone looking to start an apprenticeship?

Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Always be enthusiastic, willing to learn and always be on time if you are given the opportunity to become an apprentice.

  1. What are the main benefits of doing an apprenticeship?

The main benefits of completing an apprenticeship are learning new skills, meeting new people, and opening opportunities for yourself.

  1. What do you hope to do in the future?

In the future I hope to be a successful electrician and develop my career the furthest I can.

  1. How has Hillcrest supported you during your apprenticeship? 

Hillcrest has supported me by giving me the training I need, from both the tradespeople as well as managers.


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