Set Training is an independent training provider supplying apprentices in digital and office based roles to businesses across the whole of Scotland. We pride ourselves in having our apprentices and employers at the heart of our core business values.
We started working with Glasgow Guarantee a couple of years ago, both for internal recruitment and also for our clients. To-date we have recruited two apprentices in a marketing/admin and digital administration/recruitment role and were delighted and proud that all our hard work over the past few years paid off when we won the Glasgow Guarantee Small Employer of the year 2019. Having a happy and dedicated team has been integral to delivering good customer service back to our clients. I can confidently say that everyone at Set loves their job.
As a small business, the Glasgow Guarantee has provided us with the opportunity to grow and develop our own workforce by taking on apprentices. Courtney McCrone upon completion of her digital administration and recruitment apprenticeship with us went on to secure a permanent role and is now a core member of our team. She also went on to win Apprentice of the Year 2019 at the Glasgow Guarantee Awards which was a huge achievement for her and I think it really shows we practice what we preach.
As an organisation we always encourage our clients to use Glasgow Guarantee – we promote the benefits and share our own journey with them. Being able to promote this support route to them has helped us to add value to the service we provide our clients whilst at the same time being able to grow and develop our own business.
Not only have we experienced first-hand the real value of the Glasgow Guarantee but we have seen many of our clients who recruited and invested in their own apprentices through the programme go on to offer them permanent roles and a future career path.
We are great ambassadors for Glasgow Guarantee and I am really grateful to have a close working relationship with the business team. I am proud to work in partnership to help provide brilliant opportunities to both the young people of Glasgow and also small local businesses. If any small local companies are looking to grow and develop their business with an apprentice, I would strongly encourage them to use the Glasgow Guarantee, we have seen really great success stories come from those who are part of it.