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My journey as an IT Apprentice – Mark Cathro

I started my IT Apprenticeship at the University of St Andrews on 8th August 2016. I had just finished my 6th year at Kinross High School, and to be honest, wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do after High School. I always enjoyed IT, and going to University wasn’t too appealing to me. So…

16 May 2018Our team

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

Could Apprenticeships work for your School or Unit?

If you’re thinking of taking on an apprentice but not sure what’s involved, we can help. Drop in to talk to staff and current apprentices, and find out more about the scheme we run with QA apprenticeships. QA apprenticeships offer a variety of apprenticeship schemes, including Business Admin. We have hired apprentices in partnership with QA since…

23 February 2018Our team

IT Services staff e-newsletter

We have created a new e-newsletter to keep staff up to date with IT news, project work and information to help them make the most out of our services. To subscribe, send an email to   

17 November 2017Our team Projects Upgrades

Darren Lister, Office 365 Apprentice

A warm welcome to Darren who joined us in August 2017 as our Office 365 Apprentice. “When I left school, I felt that an apprenticeship is better than college at expanding your knowledge. Everything you learn through your apprenticeship can be put into practice immediately as you resolve a variety of issues daily. I chose to…

8 November 2017Our team