Marc Jamieson, who spent two years at Dundee College before starting his apprenticeship with energy supplier Scottish and Southern Energy, is back in class after winning the SSE Apprentice of the Year award.
The former Craigie High School pupil completed various elements of his apprenticeship training a year early, generating enough free time for him to come back to college on a day-release basis to study HND engineering systems.
He said: “I studied at Dundee College on a full-time basis, gaining NQ then HNC before starting my apprenticeship with SSE in 2009. In the third year of my apprenticeship I completed a lot of the training requirements early meaning I had some free time in my training schedule, I wanted to come back to college and complete my HND and SSE were very supportive and flexible.”
Marc, 22, had just completed his apprenticeship recently when he was named Apprentice Of The Year by SSE – no mean feat in a company which took on 50 apprentices this year alone!
The 22-year-old is blazing a trail for future apprentices. SSE is examining his progress as, at present, certain of their training schemes involve candidates having to go farther afield to attend classes, so Marc’s route to success may be adopted more widely.
He added: “I had a very successful time at Dundee College. I firmly believe it was the training received here that landed me my apprenticeship with SSE and the day-release HND is ideal for people like me who want to progress but are working full-time.”