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WCS welcomes new cohort of recruits

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Following on from our first James Frew Academy cohort completing their apprenticeships this summer, West College Scotland are delighted to continue their long standing partnership with the plumbing and heating giants to invest in their future workforce.  

The James Frew Academy has run now for 4 successful years since the launch in 2017, with the apprentices carrying out their training both at West College Scotland’s Paisley campus and in industry with James Frew. This September we welcomed a new group of young recruits to our Paisley campus to start their Plumbing and Heating apprenticeship journey.  

This year the College is no stranger to some of the apprentice group. Jamie Kane, 18 from Glasgow, successfully secured his place in the Academy after progressing through West College Scotland’s Pre-apprentice Plumbing class at Clydebank campus.  

Another apprentices, David Munro, 18 from Irvine progressed from an upskilling course that was tailor made for the James Frew company, making him a prime candidate for the apprenticeship programme.  

The partnership doesn’t stop at Plumbing and Heating with James Frew connecting with our wider Construction Department starting apprentices in Joinery & Carpentry too, Aaron McDonald & Matthew Laveria will be both attending our Paisley Campus for their training.  

Head of Construction and Building Services at West College Scotland, Paul Lynn said,

“We are delighted to welcome this new cohort of recruits onto the James Frew Academy this summer. Our partnership evidences our joint commitment to build the workforce for the future and we are grateful to James Frew in their continued trust in us to deliver their bespoke apprenticeship training programme. We wish the new recruits all the best”. 

James Frew Managing Director Roddy Frew said:

“We are delighted with the partnership with West College Scotland and SNIPEF. Our apprentices are we are very much helping develop our workforce for the future. I am confident our new apprentices will follow in the same footsteps as our current apprentices and set the same high standards". 

Photo Front row, left to right: Kerr Thomson, Aidan Woodburn, David Munro, Paul Lynn (HOS), Arron McGill, Ben Mitchell, Paul Marshall. 

Back row, left to right: Connor Murphy, Allan Bauld (CQL), Luke Paul, Jamie Kane, Rob Aitken (AP), Connor Agnew.