A Week of Celebration and Learning
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) serves as a pivotal moment for the Student Loans Company (SLC) to highlight the integral role apprentices play in the organization’s success. Gillian Brydie, the Executive Director of People at SLC, shares her enthusiasm for the #SkillsForLife theme, emphasizing the organization’s commitment to nurturing apprentices’ careers within SLC.
Embedding Apprenticeships in Talent Development
Upon her arrival, Brydie was struck by the depth of SLC’s Emerging Talent Programme and its embrace of apprenticeships. This program reflects SLC’s dedication to fostering skill and knowledge development across the company. With over 60 apprentices spread across various departments, including Operations, Technology, and People, SLC is a vibrant hub for emerging talent keen on learning and contributing fresh ideas.
Celebrating Diverse Journeys
The National Apprenticeship Week celebration held both in Darlington and virtually, was a testament to the diverse paths and experiences of SLC apprentices. Brydie highlights the energy and commitment of a new cohort in the Operations team, whose zeal for both their roles at SLC and their studies at Darlington College was palpable. The event also showcased the value of upskilling for existing colleagues, demonstrating the dual benefits of apprenticeships for personal growth and organizational development.
Looking Forward to Scottish Apprenticeship Week
With Scottish Apprenticeship Week on the horizon, SLC is gearing up to spotlight its apprentices in Glasgow and Hillington. These celebrations are not just about recognizing current achievements but are also about looking forward to the future contributions these apprentices will make.
A Note of Gratitude
As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, Brydie extends her heartfelt thanks to all SLC apprentices for their dedication and enthusiasm. Their hard work and innovative spirit are key to SLC’s ongoing success and growth.