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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024 Case Study – Carter Mackay, The Norseman Hotel

Scottish Apprenticeship Week stands as a nationwide celebration of apprenticeships, providing an opportunity for everyone to advocate the advantages of work-based learning to individuals, employers, and the broader community.

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week, the spotlight is directed towards the positive impacts of work-based learning on:

  • Individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Employers, regardless of their size
  • The overall economic landscape

Through DYW North Highland, we have pulled together case studies from local apprentices, showcasing their valuable advice and personal experiences.

Carter Mackay, The Norseman Hotel – Caithness Collection

  1. What is the title of your Course/Apprenticeship?

Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.

2. What is your job title?

Modern Apprentice Trainee Manager.

  1. Why did you choose an Apprenticeship?

 I had my grades to go to University but was still young so I am using the apprenticeship as a stepping stone to give me the best experience whilst learning the written work.

  1.  Is there any advice you would give to anyone considering an Apprenticeship?

Do it. The best way of learning in my opinion is to experience things physically and learn in the moment.

  1. What has been the highlight of your Apprenticeship?

I like the observations that we get when the hotel hosts functions and my tutor accesses me in the moment.

  1. What are the next steps for you after your Apprenticeship?

I have been accepted into RGU in Aberdeen to do International Hospitality management. The apprenticeship was the perfect stepping stone for what I wanted to do.