Ayrshire College Apprentice Hall of Fame

Ayrshire College is delighted to introduce the very first Ayrshire College Apprentice Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame recognises the outstanding achievement of past college apprentices who have made a notable contribution to their organisation.

The following individuals have acted as role models in their own field and have been an inspiration to current and future college students. 

Aidan McIntyre, Apprentice Coordinator, GE Caledonian

His positive can-do attitude gained him his new position of Apprentice Coordinator where he is responsible for mentoring GE Caledonian’s 37 apprentices and is running the 2020 recruitment drive.

Blair Larmour, Instrument Technician, UPM Caledonian Paper

On completion of his apprenticeship, Blair was given additional responsibility to solely look after critical automation equipment within certain areas of the production process.

Graeme Watson, Quality Manager, Wallace McDowall

During Graeme’s time in Quality his work has resulted Wallace McDowall winning a customer’s continuous improvement award for their whole supply chain. 

Leoni Kippen, Junior Stylist, Wicked Salon

Leoni goes from strength to strength in the salon and has quickly become one of the most sought after hairdressers in the area. 



Aidan McIntyre, GE Caledonian

Aidan completed his apprenticeship in August 2017. He was the inspiration and main driver within his year group as they won the best presentation award from the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Blair Larmour, UPM Caledonian Paper

Blair has worked at Caledonian Paper Mill in Irvine since August 2013, successfully completing a four-year Modern Apprenticeship as an Instrument Technician in August 2017.

During this time, he attended Forth Valley College to complete an HND in Measurement and Control while also being assigned to Ayrshire College in Kilmarnock for his Modern Apprenticeship and log book.

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Graeme Watson, Wallace McDowall

Graeme first started with Wallace McDowall in June 2005 as a summer worker loading and unloading their paint-line. The company decided to offer Graeme an apprenticeship after noticing he was taking a keen interest in everything around him.

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Leoni Kippen, Junior Stylist, Wicked Salon

Leoni is a credit to the Wicked Salon for over three years.  She is always eager to learn more skills within the industry and has completed various courses to learn new techniques, such as barbering, where she had done exceptionally well.

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