Eagle Plant apprentice is flying high

Tiegan Barrie

EAGLE Plant apprentice Tiegan Barrie has been shortlisted for Glasgow City Council’s Apprentice of the Year awards.

The 17-year-old business and administration apprentice, who is the newest member of the Eagle team, completed her SVQ 3 just five months after starting with the equipment hire specialist.

Tiegan’s apprenticeship is supported by the Glasgow Guarantee, a Legacy of the Commonwealth Games that offers support for training, work, modern apprenticeships and job opportunities. Half of her salary will be paid by Glasgow City Council until she completes her one-year apprenticeship in February next year.

Colin Inglis, owner of Eagle Plant Hire said, “Everyone here is so proud of what Tiegan has achieved in the short time since she started working with us. She is exceptionally smart, conscientious and a very valued member of the team and absolutely deserves this nomination. She is a role model to all young people in how hard she works.

“We are proud of our high levels of staff retention at Eagle, and the fact that our team grow with our business. Many have started as juniors and moved up the ranks and that is something I would love to see Tiegan do here after her apprenticeship ends, as she has already become an integral part of our team. Everyone here is rooting for her to win.”

Tiegan added, “When I found out I’d been shortlisted for an award I couldn’t believe it! The team at Eagle are really supportive and helpful and I have enjoyed working here right from the start. I am very excited about going to the award ceremony and am keeping my fingers crossed!”

The Apprentice of the Year awards dinner and ceremony takes place on 30th November. Councillor Frank McAveety, the Leader of Glasgow City Council said, “The Glasgow Guarantee has provided thousands of Glaswegians with jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities over the past seven years, and it is right that we recognise the achievements of everyone involved at this week’s awards ceremony.

“My congratulations to all those who have made the shortlists, and good luck to them in their future careers when they will help to grow the city’s economy.”