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The Apprentice Challenge

To celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March 2018) – a Skills Development Scotland initiative, we teamed up with Estates to run a television’s Apprentice-style challenge aimed at raising awareness of the success and benefits of running such schemes. The event aimed to test the apprentices initiative, planning, team work, communication and negotiation skills. Above all of…

18 April 2018Achievements Our team

Our green data centre wins gold award for the third time

The University of St Andrews has, for the third time, achieved the highest level of award for the performance and green design of its data centre. Following a rigorous re-assessment process this summer, we have just been advised it has retained the GOLD award under the Certified Energy Efficient Datacenter Award (CEEDA) Scheme. Built at a…

27 October 2017Achievements Our team

Greg, IT Apprentice, secures a full time role as an IT Service Desk Analyst

We’re delighted to report that Greg Jennings, IT Apprentice, has secured a full time permanent role as an IT Service Desk Analyst at the University of St Andrews. Straight from school, Greg joined IT Services in July 2015 on a two year apprenticeship programme. One of the highlights of Greg’s apprenticeship was being shortlisted down…

14 June 2017Achievements

Holyrood’s Connect Awards 2017

We are delighted to know we have been shortlisted for the ICT Team Award in this year’s Holyrood’s Connect Awards – in recognition of work we do to deliver an effective IT apprenticeship programme. The award winners will be announced at the annual conference and awards event on 21st June in Edinburgh. More information can be…

8 June 2017Achievements

Tech 100: ‘As IT leaders we need to be open to considering creative routes for IT recruitment’ says CIO, Steve Watt

Steve Watt, our Chief Information Officer, is listed in Holyrood Connect’s ‘Tech 100’ for the fourth year in a row. The Tech 100 profiles the key figures driving the digital agenda in Scotland. Steve plays a key and influential role in both the education and ICT sectors, representing education in two Scottish Government Boards. As…

7 November 2016Achievements