Apprenticeships work for business

Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way to recruit and train young people to meet the needs of our business and the needs of our customers. This is particularly true for small businesses which find the cost of staff overheads difficult to bear and this is why the reason Border Safeguard are committed to engaging with young people and offer the opportunities of apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships allow businesses to fill skills gaps and build a skilled workforce, by delivering training designed around business needs and building knowledge and skills for the future while allowing to deliver real returns by improving productivity, making businesses more competitive and improving staff retention.
Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invests in them.

What is an apprenticeship?

A work-based training programme; mostly on-the-job with some additional training via placement at an SQA recognised college which will lead to a nationally recognised work-based qualification.

Robbie Reilly

Apprentice Engineer

Robbie is the senior member of our Academy team, and in the time he has been with the company he has proven himself to be a keen and enthusiastic worker. Eager to learn, Robbie is one of our two apprentices who are currently undertaking their SQA Modern Apprenticeship in Fire and Emergency Systems.

Away from work, Robbie enjoys spending time playing the guitar, socialising with his friends, supporting the various summer festivals, and most weekends, he can be found to be playing hooker for Selkirk RFC 1st fifteen.

Ask him about – the time he was a bit poorly at work...

Mathew Stanners

Apprentice Engineer

Mathew is a third generation member of the ranks who currently finds himself as the young buck within the engineering ranks of the firm. Eager to learn, along with our other engineering apprentice, Mathew is undertaking his SQA Modern Apprenticeship in Fire and Emergency Systems via the company’s Academy programme.

Away from work, Mathew enjoys playing rugby, while he is also a keen horseman. As such, is an avid supporter of both Selkirk Common Riding and many of the other local summer festivals held throughout the Scottish Borders region and beyond. He was chosen during the summer of 2015 to be an Attendant to that of the Selkirk Royal and Ancient Standard Bearer whose shoes he hopes to step into in years to come.

Ask him about – his love of fashion...

For further details about an apprenticeship with Border Safeguard get in touch and we'd be happy to help.

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