Rising Star 2023 : Adam Young

Rising Star is given to a bright young talent who has shown exceptional growth on programme and this year we’re delighted to announce that it has been awarded to Adam Young of SCS Group Plc. 

During the pandemic Adam took the difficult decision to step back from a full time Assistant Manager role at a hotel and was recruited by Intec’s Apprenticeship Recruitment Service to join SCS as an apprentice at the time. The role meant that alongside working, Adam was able to undertake a Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Since the very start he has excelled on his programme. His Tutor, Yvonne Adams, comments: ‘Adam saw the value in the opportunities an apprenticeship brings. He has been so proactive in working towards his EPA and his work is completed to a great standard. It’s been fantastic to see him apply the skills he’s learnt to manage a large improvement project, which has delivered cost savings to the business and ensured excellent customer service.’      

Starting a new job is intimidating and as he has grown into the role the effect on Adam’s confidence has been evident. Adam’s Team Manager, Marc, agrees: ‘When Adam first started with us, we could see great potential in him. Despite the initial nervousness, joining an already established team with strong personalities, he soon came into his own to become the Adam we know and rely upon today’.  



Adam agrees: ‘I think the biggest improvement has been in my overall confidence and my verbal communication skills. Working with such friendly people in a very supportive environment has been pivotal to my development. As I’d struggled with my confidence before securing the position, knowing I would have the development opportunities regularly and support a one-to-one basis has been perfect on both a personal and professional level. I now feel I can challenge processes and take ownership of my role and I’ve developed new project management skills which have helped me deliver improvements’.  

‘It's also been great to be able to share my knowledge with other members of staff.’  

Adam throws himself into new tasks and has built up his resilience to change: ‘I have always struggled with changes to the working environment.  I feel now I adapt a lot quicker and no longer worry should change happen.’ He has taken this in his stride moving to a different role within SCS. Adam is now part of a small operations support tea, working as a technical Planning Analyst that help to generate a turnover of £50 million. This move has given a clear idea of what interests him in his long-term career.  

We look forward to seeing more from Adam in the future.  

Congratulations Adam!