Modern apprentice encourages others to earn while they learn

Eva Anderson

A Greenock student has hailed the impact of Modern Apprentices in helping young people get a head start in the workplace.

Eva Anderson (18) is more than halfway through her one-year Modern Apprenticeship training in business administration at security sector specialist, Safer Security Group.

She explained, “I want to learn more about the sales part of my job and be more confident in talking to customers and getting to know them. I want to also be able to learn about what other people in my work do and what their main responsibilities are.”

Eva added that she would recommend a Modern Apprenticeship to others, stating that it’s a great way to earn money while still learning.

“If you go to college then it is very similar to school, which could be good for some people as they maybe don’t want to leave school and are anxious about getting a job,” she added. “A task-oriented Modern Apprenticeship definitely helps with this.

“It’s a lot different from school, I’m treated more as a grown up and given bigger responsibilities. My colleagues show me a lot of support and they help me when I need it.”

Ryan Clark, founder and CEO of Safer Security Group, added, “Eva is our first Modern Apprentice and has had a real impact on the business in the short time she has been here. Over the rest of her one-year Modern Apprenticeship we want to see her fully conversant with how we work and how to go about looking after our customers.

“In time, I believe, she will become a highly valued member of the team, forging her own career, perhaps in sales, and making a substantial contribution to the success of our business.”

Safer Security Group, which also operates as Safer Scotland, has been employed on hundreds of projects for construction, civil engineering, and corporate clients across the UK.