MSP visits Zonal for Apprenticeship Week

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Zonal was the workplace of choice for Ben Macpherson MSP to round off a week of activity to celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Mr Macpherson, who is the MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, visited Zonal due to its track record of creating employment for apprentices within the specialist technology sector.

Zonal has fully supported the apprenticeship programme for the past five years, developing the skills and offering full time employment to 25 young people.

Zonal’s head of HR, Catriona Dick, said: “Being at the forefront of technology innovation, Zonal is always on the hunt for talent to nurture and develop as our business continues to go from strength to strength.   The apprenticeship programme has been incredibly successful, not only for us as a business, but for the young people we have had a chance to train and develop into valuable team members.

“Today’s visit is a great moment for all of us involved in the apprenticeship programme and we are thrilled to have this recognition.”

The first apprentice to join Zonal was Dave Williamson, 23, who has now achieved his Level 5 and worked his way up the career ladder from help centre apprentice to technical support analyst.  He said: “I have enjoyed every moment of my time at Zonal and the knowledge and qualifications I have achieved have surpassed my initial ambitions.”

“I now have the confidence to further develop my skills and have the support structure in place to move forward and upwards!”

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