The success of Score’s second year apprentices was celebrated today at an award ceremony in Peterhead as Peterhead Engineers Development Limited (PEDL) held their annual awards ceremony for apprentices who have recently completed their training at the centre.
This year saw 28 Engineering apprentices receive certificates for completion of the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level 2 qualification and 6 Administration apprentices being recognised for completion of the NC Administration qualification.
32 of the apprentices who received awards today are employees of Score Group plc and are now working in various trainee positions throughout the Score Group of companies – earning as they learn and continuing to train on the job.
Also presented were the award for Admin Trainee of the Year and the Heather Wallace Award for Engineering Trainee of the Year, each awarded to the trainees who have achieved the highest level in assessments in their discipline and who have shown high standards and a positive attitude towards their work throughout their first year of training.
Speaking at today’s ceremony, PEDL Chairman, Ian Barbour said of the trainees completion of their time at the training centre; “This is not the end but the start of a long, rewarding career journey.”
Today, the winners and runners up in the Scottish Engineering Craft Competition were also presented with their awards.
The competition, sponsored by Score Group plc, has been running for over thirty years and remains to be recognised in the industry as the toughest competition of its kind for first year Engineering apprentices. Held annually, this year’s competition took place at Fife College’s Rosyth Campus back in June when 19 apprentices from 10 EAL (Excellence, Achievement & Learning Limited) approved training centres across Scotland battled it out to win either the Mechanical or Electrical title.
The winners’ achievements are testament to the skills they have learned throughout their completion of the PEO (Performing Engineering Operations) Level 2 qualification and how well they applied these skills and technical knowledge during the completion of a series of gruelling practical and written tests
Back in August, it was announced that a Score VAC Limited employee, who was entered into the competition by PEDL had secured second place in the Mechanical Engineering title. It was a double celebration for him today as he picked up both his award for completion of the PEO Level 2 and his prize for the competition.
Presenting the Scottish Engineering Craft Competition Awards Steven Wilson, HSEQ and Training Manager for Score (Europe) Limited praised Fife College for their efficient running of this year’s event and said, “To even be selected to compete in the competition is an achievement in itself but to have made it here today sets you apart from everyone else. The facilities that the participants train at are second to none and the work that goes on within each centre to keep Engineering on the map will be paramount to working through the economic crisis that the country currently faces.”
Peterhead Engineers Development Limited has already welcomed 49 Score apprentices through its summer 2019 intake whilst Score Group plc is about to begin the process of organising the 2020 Scottish Engineering Craft Competition.