Saturday, 7 June 2014

Microsoft Scottish Apprentice of the Year - Sam Foster


Sam Foster, who is an IT Apprentice in my IT Service Desk team, won Microsoft Scottish Apprentice of the Year - at an event recently at the Scottish Parliament.  Sam beat off 450 other nominated apprentices to win the prestigious title.

Sam Foster - Microsoft Scottish Apprentice of the Year

Our first three IT Apprentices joined IT Services in September 2012 (including Sam) - and it’s been a huge success.  Since then, we recruited another four IT Apprentices in 2013 and I’m delighted that we’ve received approval to recruit a further four later this year. 


It’s really important we give these young people the best opportunity and training we can - and I’m delighted that everyone in IT Services has embraced this  - as these young people really benefit from being supported and mentored by a wide range of very talented and experienced staff.


QA (who provided Sam's training in year one) made this great film about him last month.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtzzsLWNkvE&feature=youtu.be

Sam also did a blog:  "How I became Microsoft Scottish Apprentice of the Year", to encourage others to consider an apprenticeship as a great start to a career. 
http://blogs.apprenticeships.qa.com/how-i-became-microsoft-scottish-apprentice-of-the-year/



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