Top marks for council apprentices

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Published Date: 

24 May 2016 - 09:19

Two apprentices from Argyll and Bute Council have become fully qualified HGV mechanics.

Chris Cupples from Lochgilphead and David Butler from Dunoon have been attending Glasgow Training Group (GTG) since they started their employment with the council three years ago.

All their hard work finally paid off when they were presented with their certificates at a special ceremony held at GTG's headquarters earlier this month.

Chris, aged 22, works in the Council's plant yard in Lochgilphead, whilst David, aged 25, works at the Hamilton Street workshop in Dunoon.

The Council's Depute Leader, Councillor Ellen Morton, said: "I would like to congratulate Chris and David for all their hard work in becoming fully qualified HGV mechanics. This is a wonderful achievement and I wish them both many happy years as council employees.

Our apprentice scheme is a wonderful example of us growing our own in Argyll and Bute. We have gone to great efforts to support young people and enable them to take advantage of all opportunities available to them.

"It is important, not just for our young people, but also for our communities that we help to support the growth and development of Argyll and Bute as a whole. Our apprentice scheme is just one of the many ways we are doing that."