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Business Recognition for First Modern Apprentice Mark
Monday 21 November 2011
Supporting Glasgow's Modern Apprentices.
First Glasgow, in support of the Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative, is working with Glasgow City Council in the delivery of the Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) which assists suitably-qualified 2011 school leavers in finding apprenticeship opportunities in both the private and public sectors.
Modern Apprentice Mark McGarvey, 18, is enjoying working in the Service Delivery department at First Glasgow and has been shortlisted for the CAI Business 1st Year Modern Apprenticeship Award. Mark said: "I am delighted and surprised to have been nominated, I really enjoy learning more about the transport industry and I'm pleased Jack took the time to nominate me."
Jack Vine, Customer Agent at First Glasgow nominated Mark because he was impressed with his work ethic and diligent behaviour. Jack said: "Mark deserves to win the award because he is enthusiastic, dedicated and is a hard worker. He is fully committed to his role at First and is thriving in learning new skills. He has grasped the nature of our business very well."
The awards ceremony is taking place in the Banqueting Hall at the City Chambers on 23 November. From a total of 78 nominations Mark is in the final 38.
Mark left school, St Margaret Mary's in Castlemilk, with eight standard grades. Modern apprenticeships are open to school leavers in Glasgow and play an important role in improving the prospects of young people in the city. Each apprenticeship lasts for 18 months and over the course of his apprenticeship, Mark is learning office skills as well as working with real time bus information systems and ticketing information systems.
Council officers are continuing to develop the Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2014.
To find out more about First services and recruitment opportunities visit the recruitment section of our website.
First Glasgow's Modern Apprentice Mark (PDF - 80.42 KB)