DEDICATED modern apprentices from Inverclyde Council shared their skills and experience in a training day at the Beacon. 

Young people working across a whole range of fields within the local authority got the chance to meet each other and took part in sessions on topics including mental health, alcohol awareness, interview skills and job applications. 

Inverclyde Council currently has 76 apprentices working in areas including childcare, horticulture, joinery, customer service, and administration.

Councillor Michael McCormick, convener of Inverclyde Council's environment and regeneration committee, said: "Modern apprentices are an important part of our workforce.

"Days like this are important as they bring the apprentices together, help them get to know each other, and give them the experience of a training day.

"We're proud to support our apprentices in developing their career, learning new skills and studying for a qualification."

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Aimee Greene, 20, is a childcare apprentice working at Glenpark Early Learning Centre. 

She said: "It’s great to work with the children and get on the job experience. I get first hand experience and I'm learning all the time. 

"Completing the apprenticeship is a gateway into doing other things."

Steven Nicolson, 22, is a second year apprentice in horticulture and landscaping.

He said: "I started as a seasonal worker with the council then got the apprenticeship. It’s been really good, I've learned a lot."