Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford visited a local hairdresser during Scottish Apprenticeship Week (5th – 9th March) to highlight local apprenticeship opportunities.
Mr Crawford had the chance to meet Courtney Cameron, Morgan Parmley, and Alicia Silcock – all undertaking apprenticeships at Frances Hunter’s hairdressers in Stirling city centre.
According to Skills Development Scotland, the Stirling area saw 293 modern apprenticeship starts in the last financial quarter (Q3 2017-18). This is up from 291 for the same quarter in the previous year.
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“I was delighted to meet Allaine Hunter and the staff and apprentices at France Hunter as well as the fantastic facilities they have to offer. This is a great opportunity for those looking to enter into the field of hairdressing and beauty therapy.
“Scotland has more than 500 additional modern apprenticeship starts this year than at the same time last year – and the Stirling area has shared in the increase. As a country, we are on track to achieve 30,000 new apprenticeship starts by 2020.
“I’m grateful to Skills Development Scotland and Frances Hunter for organising and hosting this fantastic visit – sadly I didn’t have time to stay for a spray tan!”