Thomas & Adamson lends support to Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Claire Green

THOMAS & Adamson is backing Scottish Apprenticeship Week by highlighting opportunities available to anyone interested in pursuing a career within construction and property services.

The firm said it has “benefited greatly” over the years from talent coming out of Scottish schools and universities and runs an apprenticeship programme across all of its consultancy services. The programme supports trainees through their relevant course with the guidance of an appointed mentor.

Claire Green (22) from Edinburgh joined the company as an administrative assistant in 2013 when she left school. She recently started a quantity surveying degree at Edinburgh Napier University, having already achieved an HNC in quantity surveying at Fife College.

Finlay Woodburn (19) from Glasgow joined the company last December as a trainee quantity surveyor and has commenced a quantity surveying degree part-time at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Finlay Woodburn

Alastair Wallace, senior partner at Thomas & Adamson said, “Traditionally, apprenticeships were a go-to route for those wanting to get into a trade, however nowadays, modern day apprenticeships give the younger generation a stepping stone into some of the best career paths whilst gaining the appropriate qualifications.

“It is extremely important to us to invest in nurturing talent, and through this ethos people stay with us for a long time because of how they are valued and how they progress through the business. It’s great to see these young people develop their skills, and we would encourage any business to recognise the important role apprentices can play in the workplace.”