Ruth Davidson Scottish Conservative Party Leader, along with Alex Johnstone MSP and candidate for the Banff and Buchan constituency paid a visit to Score Group on Tuesday 21st April. They took time out from their busy campaign schedule to primarily speak to over 250 of Score’s engineering and administration apprentices and trainees at a specially arranged mid week lecture.
Introduced by Charles Ritchie, Chairman of Score Group plc, Mr Johnstone followed by Miss Davidson addressed the assembled audience with their view on the forthcoming General Election. The floor was then opened and a number of questions were raised by the apprentice group in relation to subjects including the Oil and Gas Sector, NHS, and of course apprenticeships in Scotland.
Conrad Ritchie, Managing Director of Score (Europe) Limited concluded this part of the visit by thanking Ruth Davidson and Alex Johnstone for their time whilst emphasising to the apprentices the importance of using their vote at the elections on the 7th of May.
Miss Davidson and Alex Johnstone were then given a guided tour of a portion of the Score Energy Limited Turbine and Fuel Nozzle facilities accompanied by members of the Score Energy team. They found the tour fascinating as it gave a real insight into the work and technology that the company is involved in, in Peterhead as well as globally in the Turbine and Fuel Nozzle engineering industries. They were then given a tour personally by Charles Ritchie of the Score Europe machine shop facility and were again captivated by the scale of work being brought into the area by the Group.
Mr Conrad Ritchie commented after the visit, “We are always delighted to welcome delegates to address our young team of engineering apprentices and administration trainees with a view to encourage them to take a real interest in the country they live. It was interesting to hear our apprentices ask questions directly related to the apprenticeship scheme that Score promotes and values so deeply. We will of course continue to support and grow our apprenticeship programme not only in Scotland but also in our global locations to give the youth of today the opportunities of tomorrow and beyond.”