2021 Modern Apprenticeship Presentation

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week NESCol celebrated the success of our Modern Apprentices culminating in the 2021 Presentation and Awards Ceremony. If you missed it you can catch up playing the video below.

This year our annual event was virtual and welcomed apprentices, employers, family and friends to congratulate:

  • all apprentices who have completed their Modern Apprenticeship (MA) qualification during the period April 2020 — February 2021
  • all CITB and SECTT apprentices in their final year programme at the Fraserburgh Campus


Apprentice of the Year awards

College assessors and lecturers nominated apprentices who demonstrated excellence in their learning journey across four award categories. Excellence can take many forms including attitude, effort, contribution to the workplace and overall performance. Congratulations to all those who were nominated, shortlisted and to our winners.

NESCol Apprentice of the Year – Business sector

For apprentices who have completed programmes in Logistics, Warehousing, Business Administration and Management.

Winner  – Conor Dickie, Warehousing, Storage and Distribution, Langstane Press

Runner UpMeghan Bruce, Logistics Operations, Caledonian Logistics and
Rebekka McLaughlin, Logistics Operations, Oleochem Project Management Ltd


NESCol Apprentice of the Year – Engineering sector

For apprentices who have completed programmes in Automotive, Engineering and Fabrication and Welding.

Winner –Lisa Shaw,Mechanical Manufacturing, Grampian Health Board

Runner Up – Greig Johnston, Mechanical Manufacturing, Sulzer Wood Ltd and
Lee Inglis,  Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Deveron Coaches

NESCol Apprentice of the Year – Service sector

For apprentices who have completed programmes in Care (Healthcare Support, Social Services, Care Services) and Hairdressing.

Winner – Madison Gillan, Level 2 Hairdressing, Smoke & Mirrors

Runner Up- Oliwia Lewicka, Level 3 Hairdressing, Blueberry Moon


NESCol Apprentice of the Year – Agency Partner

For apprentices who have completed either CITB or SECTT programmes at Fraserburgh Campus.

Winner –Amy McDonald, SECTT, Aberdeenshire Council

Runner Up –Sean Robertson, CITB, Morrison Construction

Lisa Shaw

Lisa Shaw

Modern Apprenticeship

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

“As a mature student and a home owner I have been able to work and learn at the same time – if I had returned to full time education then I would have struggled financially. I came away from school with few qualifications and didn’t think that I would go back into education. I always wanted to, but never really had the confidence. This has shown me that I have a huge potential for learning and it’s given me more interest to pick up learning again in the future.”

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