The SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA), were held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre on Thursday 22 March 2018. This is the largest established oil, gas and renewables industry awards for the UK offshore energy sector, covering all aspects from supply to upstream operations and offshore renewables. For over thirty years, the awards have been celebrating and encouraging innovation and collaboration in the oil & gas and renewables industry in the North Sea.
This year, Score (Europe) Limited was delighted to be awarded the Outstanding Skills Development Award. The award was received by Scott Will, Managing Director Score (Europe) Limited and in his acceptance speech he noted that this is the 30th anniversary of the company taking on its first 2 apprentices, both of whom are still with the company in senior roles and also stated that 5 out of the 6 directors of Score Europe began as apprentices within the company.
The award recognises innovation and excellence from a company including efforts to bring new talent into the offshore oil & gas and renewables industries, or to develop existing talent within these industries. These are attributes which Score values on a day-to-day basis through its apprenticeship scheme, not only within Score Europe but throughout the wider Score Group of companies globally. This year alone, Score Group is seeking to employ close on 100 new apprentices, the majority through Score Europe in Peterhead mostly in engineering positions but also including support services. However, in addition to apprentice recruitment, the company invests heavily in training and development throughout its workforce to maintain the high quality level of service it provides to its clients.
It is apt that this award was sponsored by Skills Development Scotland, an organisation Score works closely with through its apprentice training programmes and flagship partnerships with local secondary schools.
We would like to reiterate our thanks for being awarded this accolade by SPE, the sponsors and organisers of yesterday evenings ceremony and would like to extend our congratulations to all award winners from the event.
Conrad Ritchie Managing Director of Score International said following the ceremony, “We are delighted to have been bestowed with this award from SPE. Having come up the ranks of the Score apprenticeship myself, I know first-hand the effort put into our apprenticeship programme by all the staff in Score Europe and this is a further acknowledgement of the success that they bring to the company. I would like to express my grateful thanks to SPE for the award and furthermore provide my commitment to continuing our efforts towards apprenticeships now and in the future”