MSP Shona Robison meets NVT’s Modern Apprentices

Last week, NVT Group was visited by MSP Shona Robison, the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport. The Minister visited our HQ in Bellshill to talk to us about Games Legacy and specifically our Modern Apprenticeships programme. She took time to meet and to chat to some of our Modern Apprentices about their experiences and why the Modern Apprenticeships scheme was so valuable to them.
The NVT Group programme, which uses services provided by YouTrain in Stirling, delivers on-the-job experience and off-site training towards a qualification. The scheme supports both technical and non-technical roles and NVT has been working with schools and North Lanarkshire Council to identify local talent who would benefit from vocational qualifications.
The Minister said: “The Commonwealth Games is about more than medals, it’s an opportunity for Scotland’s economy to grow and flourish. NVT’s Modern Apprentices are one of so many good stories surrounding these Games. From athletes to young people getting employment skills and experience, there is already a legacy right across Scotland and I know many more are inspired to get involved.”
Hamish Fraser, Director, NVT Group, Bellshill, said: “We are using our expertise to optimise the technology required for a modern global event. The Games contract has opened up opportunities for young people to gain valuable training and we are doing the right thing by creating a legacy through the development of apprenticeship opportunities. NVT has ambitious growth aspirations and our involvement in Glasgow 2014 is an excellent way to showcase our business on a global stage.”
To read more about this story, visit the Legacy 2014 web site by clicking HERE.
You can also view a video taken on the day of the Minister’s visit below: