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Here Because Of


Who are you #HereBecauseOf

All of us are shaped by the people we work with. Those incredible individuals who take time to share their knowledge and experience to help us grow and develop.

Apprenticeships in particular are all about learning in the workplace from experienced colleagues, gaining skills, growing in confidence and realising potential with the support of role models.

This Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we want to recognise and celebrate the simple fact that the best people to learn from are the people we work with.  

That’s the idea behind #HereBecauseOf

How do you get involved? 

Take the time to say thanks! 

During #ScotAppWeek, we want EVERYONE – not just apprentices, past and present – to thank a colleague, instructor, mentor or boss who has helped them develop their skills and realise their potential.

It can be someone you’re working with now, or someone who has helped you in the past.

Even if your career didn’t start with an apprenticeship, get involved and thank someone you are #HereBecauseOf

Get creative. Get sharing.

Here are some examples to give you inspiration, but get creative with your own words, pics and films!

The important things are:

  • Post on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn thanking a colleague, instructor, mentor or boss who has supported you
  • Or why not record a thank you video to share?
  • It’s nice to be nice – so don’t forget to tag the person you’re thanking
  • Tag a friend or co-worker and nominate them to thank who they are #HereBecauseOf 
  • Remember to use the #HereBecauseOf and #ScotAppWeek hashtags

Get your #HereBecauseOf printout

Post a picture with the person you’re #HereBecauseOf. If not, take a picture of yourself using the #HereBecauseOf downloadable pdf


Scottish Apprentice Week 2019

How can you be a part of SAW19?

Lucy Foundation Apprentice

Get involved

Big or small, running an event or activity is a great way for your organisation to take part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019.

Register your event
Foundation apprentice Joe stands and smiles in a nursery he works in

Get ready

Download our toolkit to support your upcoming event for #ScotAppWeek

Download the toolkit

Get along

Events are happening all across the country. Find out what's happening near you.

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