VWS is as highly regarded for our commitment to investing in young people as we are for our fast growth and technical innovation. It is with no small pride that we can announce three of our apprentices have come through their courses at New College Lanarkshire and are joining us as junior engineers.
VWS is a long-time supporter of the Modern Apprenticeship scheme and is a partner both of New College Lanarkshire and YouTrain, a leading trainer of apprentices. Our consistent aim is to bring on the best young people and help them to grow and develop with the company.
Graham Wilson, managing director (pictured below), said: “I like to think that the best thing we can teach these young apprentices is an unwavering commitment to quality. People rely on our systems, and I get a real pride from seeing the apprentices pick up the VWS attitude”.
The trio of new junior engineers consists of Ross McLoughlin, 20, from Airdrie; Sean Malone, 19 from Cumbernauld, and Dillon Keith, 22, also from Cumbernauld. Dillon has just become father to baby Oliver James, making it a real family affair.
And, to continue with the family connection, Kyle Keith, younger brother of Dillon, is moving into his third year at the college. Following in his footsteps are Ross Laing, 18, going into second year, and based in Dundee, Kieran Ballantyne, 20, from Alexandria, Kyle Gallagher, 20, from East Kilbride, and Jonathon Holland, 17, from Lennoxtown, all based in Cumbernauld.
We’re not standing still, though: we have with three new first year apprentices starting at college this month. Reece Hannigan, 21, from Uddingston, Reiss Moran, 18, from Rutherglen, and 23 year old Gavin McPherson from Kirkintilloch are all joining VWS as field engineers and will be based at Cumbernauld.
Following in the footsteps of recent business administration apprentice, Jack McGinlay, who has been nominated for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards in the Apprentice of the Year Level 2 category, we have taken on two new business administration apprentices: Beth McLean and Calum Finlayson, both from Cumbernauld (pictured below). They attended Greenfaulds High School in Cumbernauld, and came to the attention of VWS through a YouTrain referral.
Everyone at VWS welcomes the new engineering and business administration apprentices and junior engineers and looks forward to working alongside them.