09 Mar 2018
Leading design and architecture company, HLM, has provided Shannon Glen, living in Glasgow, with an apprenticeship experience, through Glasgow Guarantee. Having joined HLM as a receptionist, Shannon entered the architecture and design firm seeking work, opening up new opportunities to grow her career.
With a spotlight on apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week, HLM wish to demonstrate the importance of apprenticeships and the impact of further education training. As the number of students attending further education colleges is decreasing, HLM is supporting Shannon by providing training so she can develop skills while she is working. The apprenticeship demonstrates the value that apprenticeships can provide for both employer and employee.
The work Shannon has been entrusted with at HLM as provided her with the experience of working in a fast-paced business environment and also the core skills necessary in order to achieve personal success.
As part of her apprenticeship with HLM, Shannon is completing a qualification course to achieve a SCQF Level 6 Diploma in Digital Application Support. Accompanied by two weeks of intensive training in a training centre, Shannon is being continually equipped to successfully and confidently move through the rkforce.
Shannon continually draws on practical examples of the work she does on a daily basis to complete her course units and achieve success. Coupling this qualification with the rich hands-on experience she has received in the HLM Glasgow studio will enrich Shannon’s skillset.
Shannon praised the opportunities of her placement: “Working at HLM has provided me with a wealth of experiences that have kick-started my career. During my time here I have been equipped with a strong skillset that will allow me to confidently strive within the architecture world. Being supported by HLM throughout my course training has given me an exceptional support system and wealth of knowledge and experience to learn from. I’m looking forward to my bright future with HLM and its team here in Glasgow.”
Lorraine Robertson, who heads up HLM Scotland said: “We understand how difficult the job market can be for young people. Shannon joining the HLM team has given us the opportunity to provide her with the skills and experience that are necessary to compete in today’s job market. We have been continually impressed with her enthusiasm and talent. We are delighted to have Shannon as part of our team.
“At HLM, people development is at the heart of everything we do. We do this through the HLM Academy, a programme of excellence which helps employees reach their potential through modules, webinars, coaching, graduate programmes and on-the-job structured training.”
HLM’s Glasgow studio has been recognised for its commitment to training and development. The company won the prestigious People Development award at the Glasgow Business Awards 2017.
For more information on HLM or the apprenticeship programme visit: www.hlmarchitects.coms or follow @HLMArchitects on Twitter.
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