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Modern Apprenticeship

Jamie McCormick – Trees and Timber Modern Apprenticeship

Jamie McCormick completed his Modern Apprenticeship in Trees and Timber with Hoddom and Kinmount Estate. Jamie has always been interested in making and constructing in wood from an early age...

Why I chose a Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture

Andrew Campbell is 16 years old and lives on a farm in Whithorn, which is a 400 acre mixed farm, with  220 sucklers, 160 ewes including 40 pedigree Texels and...

Lawrence Martin: A different track

Despite not coming from a farming background, Lawrence Martin always dreamed of working in agriculture. He studied for an HNC in Agriculture at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) before going on...

Lee McPherson

Lee McPherson – photo shoots to new roots

Photographer-turned-gardener Lee McPherson jumped at the opportunity to increase his horticultural knowledge when his employer, East Lothian Council, offered him the chance to do a course in Parks, Gardens and...

Greig Lambie

Greig Lambie – Engineering Apprentice

Greig Lambie decided to do a Modern Apprenticeship in Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery) because he was interested in developing his skills in the industry. “I’ve always been interested in the...

Fraser Baillie

Fraser Baillie, Modern Apprentice

Fraser undertook a Modern Apprenticeship at Bryson Tractors in Lanark. Fraser is from a farming background and was involved in agricultural machinery from a very young age as his family...

Jennifer Wright

Zen and the Art of Gardening

A one-year Horticulture course at Scotland’s Rural College helped clarify Jennifer Wright’s career path – and her love of studying. Jennifer, 24, from Fife, initially chose to study Horticulture at...

Forestry apprentices use cutting-edge technology

Scotland’s Rural College is the first institute in the UK to have used cutting-edge technology to log students’ progression towards operating forest machinery. At the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week...

David Murdoch

Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Daniel Murdoch

When Daniel Murdoch left school he decided to volunteer at two local golf courses to gain work experience before going to Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to do a full-time Greenkeeping...

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Celebrating SRUC’s Apprentices for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

This week is Scottish Apprenticeships week and to mark this, we will be telling the story of our apprentices, from Engineering to Horticulture. To kick us off is Nathan Allardyce, a...