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Hanna Muir opted for a trade over going to university when the time came for her major career choices.

The 20-year-old was barely out of Lenzie Academy before she started her plumbing apprenticeship with CCG based in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire.

Hanna said: “I felt that with an apprenticeship and a trade I would have a job for life. Everyone needs a plumber. Going to university seemed a wee bit risky because you hear of people struggling to find jobs when they leave.”

Being able to learn while working and contributing to a team is something Hanna gets a great deal of satisfaction from. The wide variety of work is also something she enjoys.

“You could be fitting in kitchens and sinks. You get to work on all different kinds of houses, installing things, taking them out and repairing things. I love starting something and seeing it all the way through to the end. I get a great feeling, especially when it’s as part of a team.”

Hanna Muir

Hanna’s apprenticeship is helping lay the foundations for her career and her future and her family couldn’t be prouder. She said: “They think what I’m doing is fantastic. My mother is very proud of me; she’s always calling me her wee star.”

Lynn Stodart, from CCG, said: “Hanna is progressing very well in her apprenticeship and has always shown a genuine desire to learn and develop in her chosen trade. She is a great asset to our organisation and I’ve no doubt she will have fantastic opportunities within the industry.”

Hanna, who lives in Stepps, has used her experiences to help other young people make informed decisions when thinking about of their future. She took part in an Ask an MA session during a careers event for school pupils.

“I could only speak about my own experiences obviously but the gist of what I said was that you are working, you are learning and you are getting paid. I can’t think of a better way to explain Modern Apprenticeships than that.”

Hanna Muir

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