A MONKTON woman has been named Apprentice Ambassador of the Year at a recent awards ceremony.

Anna Manson, who works at Spirit AeroSystems in Prestwick, was give the title at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery on Thursday, November 16.

The 22-year-old, said: “It is amazing, and I really didn’t expect it at all. Apprenticeships are so important because you get to learn, you can still go to university and get a degree through an apprenticeship, you get paid, but you also get the work experience which is the key to everything.”

Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn, added: “An apprenticeship is a life changing opportunity – providing the chance, not only to work and earn, but also to achieve an industry recognised qualification to support future career ambitions.

“My warmest congratulations to all the worthy winners, demonstrating the fantastic work that both apprentices and their employers do, and particularly well done to Anna on being named Apprentice Ambassador of the Year.

"I look forward to following their careers with great interest in the future.”

The event, organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), recognised Anna’s work as an apprentice ambassador.

SDS Chief Executive, Damien Yeates, said: “I am delighted Anna’s valuable contribution has been recognised with this Award.

“Her efforts show how work-based learning, enthusiastic apprentices and committed employers are changing Scotland’s skills landscape and creating future workforces.”