Apprenticeship Community Challenge

For more information on the Challenge please refer to the Factsheet.

Apprenticeship Community Challenge- Ayrshire 2019 sponsored by Skills Development Scotland.

Congratulations to SAS International who are the overall winner of 2019 Apprenticeship Community Challenge - Ayrshire!

Companies across Ayrshire were invited to put forward individual apprentices or a team of apprentices to plan, complete and document a project that would be of benefit to the local community.

This year 8 companies completed the challenge and were invited to attend a Semi-Final in September. All 8 teams presented their project and 3 winners were identified.

Ashleigh Building – Best Presentation

SAS International - Greatest Community Impact

Wallace McDowall - Most Impact on Apprentice learning


SAS International were announced as the Overall Winner at the Ayrshire Business Awards on Friday 11th October.

This year has been one of the biggest and toughest challenges to judge with 8 teams making it through to the semi-final. The judges were blown away with the level of skill, professionalism and innovation that the apprentices showcased through their work. We are delighted as a Chamber to facilitate this Challenge as it works hand in hand with our Developing the Young Workforce Initiative. We thank all of the teams and their management for taking part; AMP Control, Collins Aerospace, DSM, James Frew Ltd, Spirit Aerosystems and of course our finalists.’ Val Russell CEO Ayrshire Chamber.

With thanks to Skills Development Scotland, Munro Architects and Indigo Black for their support in judging.

If you are interested in finding out more about this challenge then email Gillian Longmuir-