Friday June 28th is a historic day for the town of Peterhead as a new museum named and dedicated to the Julia Park Barry of Glasgow was officially opened. The RNLB Julia Park Barry was stationed in the town from 1939 through to 1969 and saved 496 lives during its service.
For decades Score Group plc’s apprentice valve technicians have competed in the Scottish Engineering Craft Competition and the company has now sponsored the prestigious event for over ten years. This year saw the annual competition being hosted by Fife College on Thursday 20th June.
Last year, Score Group plc joined an innovative partnership alongside Peterhead Academy and two local north-east football clubs to encourage local pupils to reach their education goals.
This week the PeterDeen project was recognised at national level, winning the SPFL (Scottish Professional Football League) Trust’s Community Project of the Year Award at yesterday’s SPFL Trust Conference in Hampden.
Two participating pupils from Peterhead Academy presented to the conference on the success of the project and upon winning, collected the award in front of representatives from SPFL clubs, the Scottish Government, the SPFL and the Scottish FA.
This alternative school curriculum combines core subjects like English and Maths, with life and work skills, alongside football coaching sessions, for pupils who struggled with traditional curriculums. Since starting in August, the programme has seen a 50% increase in school attendance rates among the 18 third-year pupils participating.
Conrad Ritchie, Managing Director of Score International Limited, said: “We are very pleased with the positive progress within the PeterDeen programme. Well done to the pupils involved and their achievements so far. We are delighted to be involved in this project and are confident that the programme will continue to go from strength to strength.”
The commitment from those involved, including Score Group, Aberdeen FC’s Community Trust and Peterhead Football Club has been praised by Aberdeenshire Council’s local Councillors.
Councillor Gillian Owen, Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee commented: “We are so proud of the young people who are clearly gaining so much from this scholarship programme. All partners should be extremely proud of their contributions too – it demonstrates just how much of a difference partnership working can make for the benefit of our local community.”
Over the course of 2 days, we are welcoming 400 Primary 7 pupils from the Peterhead and the surrounding area to Score Group’s Wellbank facility for an event held by Score’s training team and STEM ambassadors.
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.
Over two days, Score Group plc celebrated the successes of their apprentices at the annual Apprentice Awards and Christmas meals. Held at the Tufted Duck Hotel, St Combs, on the 19th and 20th December over 200 apprentices attended alongside mentors and company directors, as well as special guests from local academies and NESCOL to recognise the trainees’ achievements.
The success of Scotland’s top Engineering Apprentices was celebrated at an award ceremony, held in Peterhead on Thursday 4th October, as the winners of the 2018 Scottish Engineering Craft Competition were presented with their awards.
Saturday (6th October) saw the 2018 North East Scotland College (Fraserburgh Campus) Graduation ceremony take place. Once again, Score Group plc was delighted to be part of the proceedings to not only congratulate its own graduates but also to share in the success of the future generation.
In June, NESCol (North East Scotland College) hosted Scotland’s best engineering apprentices at their campus in Fraserburgh, for the 2018 Scottish Engineering Apprentice Craft Competition. Sponsored and organised by Score Group plc, the competition saw 16 Mechanical and Electrical engineering apprentices from 9 EAL (Excellence, Achievement & Learning Limited) approved training centres compete to win the prestigious titles.
Taking place last Thursday 14th June, the 2018 Scottish Engineering Craft Competition saw this year’s finest Mechanical and Electrical engineering apprentices in Scotland battle it out to win the prestigious titles.