Glasgow-headquartered Systal Technology Solutions has promoted seven former apprentices to full-time engineering positions.

The enterprise IT specialist serves some of the country’s leading energy providers and mobile phone operators.

Systal now has another four apprentices in training, who it hopes will progress in similar fashion to become second-line IT engineers.

“The past 12 months have been an exciting time for the business and we are delighted to see so many apprentices progressing into permanent roles,” said Suzanne Nichol, network operations centre manager at Systal.

“As our business continues to grow, it is important that we are able to provide our customers with the necessary skills and resources they need to manage their IT infrastructure effectively.

“Continued investment in staff skills and training is going to be critical to our success and we are pleased to be investing in the IT engineers of the future.”

Systal is also set to continue its graduate programme, which provides IT graduates with the chance to develop their careers alongside experienced network engineers and is designed to give participants a broad exposure to a range of managed IT services.

Campbell Anderson, a networking level six apprentice currently working at Systal, said: “I’d definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship.

“Being an apprentice has given me some fantastic qualifications, some fantastic experience and the chance to meet some fantastic people.”