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Hame fae Hame

Kaye Sandison, owner of Hame fae Hame, has vast experience of recruiting apprentices as part of her workforce.

Hame fae Hame is a private nursery based in Scalloway, primarily dealing with young and preschool children, and school aged children for after school care. Founded in 2008, Kaye and her team recently won a Lloyds Bank/Sunday Times “Small Business of the Year” award from a nationwide competition.

“I have always valued apprenticeships” explained Kaye. “I have found it to be an excellent way to train staff, not only in the qualifications that they need, but it also allows your staff to learn your company’s ethos. Apprenticeships allow your staff to learn on the floor, and back that experiences up with training”.

“Train Shetland have been excellent to work with; I have a good relationship with them. They are very helpful when I call, and they arrange the SVQ3 training that my apprentices need”.

“I would recommend apprenticeships as a route to training your workforce” Kaye continued. “There is a loyalty there from employer and employee after you have invested your time in their skills and qualifications, which in turn helps your team perform better together”.

Kaye is pictured with Megan Halcrow, Kaye’s first apprentice, together receiving the Lloyds Bank/Sunday Times “Small Business of the Year” award.

Kaye is pictured with Megan Halcrow, Kaye’s first apprentice, together receiving the Lloyds Bank/Sunday Times “Small Business of the Year” award.

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