HIGHLAND Council’s HERO employability scheme is helping to support a young worker from Inverness as she embarks on a modern apprenticeship in business and administration.
Codie Cargill, from Pure Lubrication, based in Inverness, who took up her new role in May, said: “The HERO program has helped me with financial support which has allowed me to start my apprenticeship.
“Since Pure Lubrication is a small company, without the HERO program, I might not be where I am today. It allows me to continue learning, developing and gaining a qualification, and it also helps Pure Lubrication to develop its own business.
“In my role, I’m gaining a lot of useful knowledge and skills that I can transfer to other areas of business and I really appreciate the support from the team along the way.”
Simon Campbell, Managing Director of Pure Lubrication, said: “The Highland Employment (HERO) recruitment opportunity is a fantastic initiative which has given Pure Lubrication the opportunity to create a new role to support the growth and development of our company.
“It also gave us the chance to recruit, train and develop a new team member and give them a chance to build a career with a young and exciting company, train and develop them to be become a valuable member of the team with a secure job and a bright future.
“The funding we received through HERO allowed us to onboard Codie, which from day one has been a great experience for Codie and the Pure team.”
He added, “Growing a business is not without its challenges and for a young company like ours, HERO has truly been our hero supporting our strategy of investing in people. We are absolutely thrilled with the support HERO has given us and highly recommend the program to all eligible businesses.
HERO is funded by the Highland Council and the Scottish Government through the No One Left Behind and Young Person’s Guarantee funding streams. It helps people of all ages and facing the greatest barriers to employment find and keep a job.