Celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week! Spotlight on: Josh Tulloch

Continuing our celebration of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020, we spoke to Josh Tulloch who is a senior pupil at Anderson High School studying the Academy Programme in Construction.

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Josh in class with lecturer Gavin Emslie

Scottish Apprenticeship Week celebrates the benefits that apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the economy. With the SIC Schools Service and NAFC Marine Centre UHI, we deliver schools programmes to pupils in Secondary 5 and Secondary 6 enabling them to gain professionally recognised qualifications and industry experience.

Josh will have a National Certificate in the Built Environment once completed. He said; “The course interested me a lot and caught my eye. There is a good teaching style and very nice lecturers.”

After studying, Josh would like to follow a plumbing career and feels that the NC Built Environment will help him in his career progression. He feels that it has shown him part of the construction side that would link in with his career. He also appreciates being treated like an adult and learning different courses.

While studying at the college, Josh has found it “very fun and interesting” advising anyone considering studying a Foundation Apprenticeship or Academy Programme to “go for it!”.

We also asked Josh his favourite things about living in Shetland. He said he liked Up Helly Aa and the fantastic job and training opportunities for young people. Thanks a lot to Josh for sharing his thoughts on the course!

If you are interested in any of our Foundation Apprenticeships or Academy Programmes, please take a look at the Schools page of our website. The deadline to apply this year is Monday 23rd March.

For any further queries on the Built Environment Academy Programme or the new Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering, please do not hesitate to contact Anthony McLeod, Senior Lecturer for Construction: anthony.mcleod@uhi.ac.uk / 01595 771464