Modern Apprenticeship Success for UHI Shetland

UHI Shetland saw huge success this week at the ALBAS Awards at the Dunblane Hydro on Thursday 9th March.

Four of UHI Shetland’s modern apprentices were up for awards including: Nia Hunter, Lori Smith, Craig Johnstone and Shannon Leask

More than 230 finalists, event supporters, employers, training providers and industry leaders attended the awards evening, including Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon. After an opening address by the Cabinet Secretary, social media star and sheep farmer Cammy Wilson presented winners and runners-up with industry awards for agriculture, aquaculture, equine, game and wildlife, horticulture, land-based engineering and trees and timber.

UHI Shetland Modern Apprentice Nia Hunter was named Modern Apprentice of the Year as well as winning in her category for agriculture and wining the CARAS Award. The CARAS Awards were established by the Scottish panel of CARAS to recognise distinguished achievement in agriculture and related land-based industries.

Craig Johnstone, won in his category for Aquaculture whilst another UHI Shetland Modern Apprentice, Lori Smith won runner up in the aquaculture category. Finally, Shannon Leask a Modern Apprentice at the Plantiecrub won runner- up in her category.

Huge congratulations from all of us again and a massive well done to vocational team and the aquaculture team on this huge achievement!