In Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Sarah reaches the final of Modern Apprenticeship of the Year

Sarah Sandison is a finalist in the Modern Apprenticeship of the Year – SCQF Level 5 category at this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, promoted by Skills Development Scotland. Award winners will be announced at an online event during Scottish Apprenticeship Week which is from 7-11 March 2022. 

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Sarah Sandison, Bon Accord Accountancy Ltd.

Sarah, 26, works at Bon Accord Accountancy Limited in Lerwick, where she has just completed her Foundation level in Accountancy at SCQF 5 and is now studying for her Diploma.

Sarah said: “Doing a Modern Apprenticeship has meant I can remain in Shetland while getting qualifications, which is ideal for me. During my apprenticeship, I've grown in confidence, including when it comes to sitting exams. And I can relate a lot of my Modern Apprenticeship course content to what I'm doing in my day-to-day job.”

Janice Leask, Vocational Training Co-ordinator with Shetland UHI -Train Shetland, the learning provider, said: “Sarah has a great work ethic and is exemplary with her studies during her Modern Apprenticeship. When exam centres had to close because of Covid, she just kept studying and did the exams when they re-opened.

Sarah was working from home for many months, and she has shown great commitment to getting her job done through these difficult times. She aims to finish this level as soon as possible then move on to the next stage of accountancy qualifications”. 

Details of the Apprenticeship Awards finalists can be found at