SQA celebrate success of rural apprentices at Lantra Scotland Awards


Monday 06 March 2017

Modern Apprentice of the Year winner Jack Fraser with SQA Regional Manager Graham Campbell and Accreditation Manager Amanda Laing

The achievements of trainees and apprentices in Scotland’s rural sector were recognised recently at Lantra Scotland’s 2017 Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

SQA is a proud supporter of the Awards, which have been encouraging employers to promote rural careers for the last 15 years. We sponsored the Young Apprentice of the Year Award, the winner of which was selected from the 19 finalists.

The wide variety of rural apprenticeships on offer can be seen in the list of contenders, including Gamekeeping, Horticulture, Aquaculture and Fisheries.

Presented with the award was 22-year-old Jack Fraser from Caol, Fort William. Jack has impressed in his role as Assistant Manager at Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, which he works at the same time as studying for an SVQ Level 2 and 3 in Aquaculture at Inverness College UHI. Well done Jack!

Graham Campbell, SQA Regional Manager, said: ‘It is great to be part of an event which promotes career opportunities in rural industries. The enthusiasm shown by all the apprentices make them excellent ambassadors for the sector. The chance to work towards qualifications whilst gaining on-the-job experience is clearly one which they have embraced.’

Huge congratulations to all the winners and finalists from SQA. Information on all the winners and finalists can be found on Lantra’s website.

Find out more about SQA’s land-based and environment qualifications.