National accolade for Roslin company

Small Employer Category sponsor Construction Skills' Graham Ogilvie is with Ingenza President Dr Ian Fotheringham, Apprentices Jonathan Selfridge, Ross Hepplewhiite and Kirsty Glendinning and Skills Development Scotland's Chair John McClelland.
Small Employer Category sponsor Construction Skills' Graham Ogilvie is with Ingenza President Dr Ian Fotheringham, Apprentices Jonathan Selfridge, Ross Hepplewhiite and Kirsty Glendinning and Skills Development Scotland's Chair John McClelland.

A ROSLIN biotechnology firm has received national praise for its employment programme.

Ingenza Limited has been crowned Small Employer of the Year at the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Awards 2011, which was hosted by Skills Development Scotland.

In the face of tough competition from Narvida Limited and D&G Precision Engineering, Ingenza triumphed in the category for companies with fewer than 50 employees.

Based at Roslin BioCentre, Ingenza has recruited three modern apprentices in the last two years.

The school leavers – Ross Hepplewhite, Kirsty Glendinning and Jonathan Selfridge, all from the nearby Beeslack and Penicuik High Schools – now form a seventh of the team at the state-of-the-art laboratories.

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