Double first for Demi

Demi Crowley
Demi Crowley

An Arbroath girl has scored a double first by becoming the first appointment made by the newly merged Dundee and Angus College and the first learner engagement apprentice in Scotland.

In the first apprenticeship of its kind, Demi Crowley (17) will be involved in a wide range of activities designed to engage students and will also support the activities of the new D&A Student Association.

Meanwhile, she will also be completing a vocational qualification covering administration events and customer care.

Assistant principal for planning and performance Steve Taylor said: “This is a landmark event for the new D&A college, and we are delighted that our very first appointment highlights our commitment to Learner Engagement and the employment and training of young people.

“Modern apprenticeships are a great opportunity for real work and real training, and the support of Skills Development Scotland in this is very welcome”.

A delighted Demi added: “I can’t stop smiling. It’s a great opportunity and I’m thrilled to have been chosen.”

College principal Christina Potter commented: “It’s a wonderful start to what looks like being a bright new future for Demi and the College and we’re thrilled to have her on board. Modern apprenticeships offer great opportunities for young people and, over the next few months, we will look for other areas in the new Dundee and Angus College where we may be able to offer similar opportunities”

Look out for a special two-page feature looking at the history of the college in tomorrow’s Arbroath Herald and Guide & Gazette.