Score Group opened its doors for the annual Apprenticeship Information Evenings at the Brighouse facility in Yorkshire on 5th March and Wellbank facility in Peterhead on 7th March. Running for the 7th successive year, the event had an excellent turnout with many school leavers attending to discover the wide range of apprenticeships Score offers.
In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, Score Europe’s facility in Brighouse hosted their second consecutive information day and evening on 5th March. In the morning local schools attended the facility and took part in interactive activities related to various disciplines within engineering and met Score apprentices. In the evening, the facility was open for people to attend and find out more about Score’s apprenticeships. Over 40 people attended in the evening, receiving tours of the facility and asking the apprentices questions about what to expect on a Score apprenticeship. The school leavers who attended were all very engaged, and the majority were interested in developing a career in engineering.
At the event in Peterhead, representatives from Score (Europe) Limited for Administration, Sales, Drawing Office, Engineering, Production, Machine Shop, PSV, Stores & Warehousing, and NDT, as well as Score Energy, Diagnostics, Subsea, Marine, VAC and Training were in attendance. HR and the Apprentice Coordinators were also on hand to answer any additional questions, in terms of apprenticeship requirements and offer help and advice on the application process.
Each department and company provided information of what their apprenticeships involve including various demonstrations. NDT showcased some of the tests they use to identify defects in valves, including Radiography, Ultrasonic Testing and Dye Penetrant Inspection. While the Engineering department had their Romer on display, this high tech Coordinate Measuring Machine can identify miscalculations in objects’ measurements that may not be noticeable to the naked eye.
Over 180 people attended the evening, with the total being split between Score’s Wellbank facility and Peterhead Engineering Development Limited’s (PEDL) facility, where they could see where the first year of the apprenticeship is spent, before swapping. Tours of Score Energy, which is based in the Wellbank facility, were also held throughout the night. These were hosted by some of Score Energy’s senior apprentices, who provided an insight into the day to day operations of the company.
Score and PEDL were also delighted to have featured live from PEDL on Scottish TV North (STV) news, who were running a section on National Apprenticeship Week.
Attendees were also advised of the Maths Club which is being run during the Easter Holidays. The classes are aimed at 4th year pupils who are aiming to join an engineering apprenticeship programme, they are free to attend and spaces are limited.
The overall feedback from attendees was excellent, with many commenting on how friendly the Score representatives and apprentices were. Many also highlighted that the evening provided them with in-depth information on the apprenticeships offered by Score, giving them a lot to think about.
Score in Peterhead is now inviting applications for a number of different apprenticeships, all of which can be viewed on the company website at score-group.com/careers. If you missed the event but would like more information of what is on offer contact us through score-group.com/contact or call our HR team who can direct your call.