Achievements of trainees recognised

The Heather Wallace Trophy for the winner of the Trainee of the Year award, was presented by Heather who recently retired from PEDL after more than 29 years of dedicated service to the training of apprentices in 'Banff & Buchan.
The Heather Wallace Trophy for the winner of the Trainee of the Year award, was presented by Heather who recently retired from PEDL after more than 29 years of dedicated service to the training of apprentices in 'Banff & Buchan.

At the end of last month, the achievements of engineering and administration trainees attending the Peterhead Engineers Development Ltd (PEDL) Training Centre were recognised at an awards ceremony.

Apprentices, currently in the second year of their training, who started out on their Modern Apprenticeship courses during 2013 were present in the Score Lecture Theatre at Wellbank to receive their certificates reflecting successes in their first year based at PEDL. Also present and taking a keen interest in events were current first-year trainees, the PEDL training team and support staff as well as senior Score staff, many of whom had attended the training centre in previous years.

During the ceremony, conducted by PEDL managing director Leighton Willox, 13 Business & Administration trainees were presented individually with their National Certificate in Administration by Elaine Buchan, business and administration instructor at PEDL.

Shortly afterwards 52 engineering trainees were presented with their Performing Engineering Operations (Level 2) certificates by Kevin Wenzel, lead instructor at PEDL.

Additional prizes were presented for first, second and third places in the ‘Engineering Traineeof the Year Award’.

The handsome trophy for the winner of this award, named as ‘The Heather Wallace Award’ was presented by Heather who recently retired from PEDL after more than 29 years of dedicated service to the training of apprentices inBanff & Buchan.

In his summing up Mr Willox stressed the high quality of instruction received by all trainees at PEDL and thanked the staff for their enthusiasm, skill and commitment in giving such a solid grounding to young trainees in the Banff & Buchan area embarking on careers in engineering or administration.

He also congratulated the trainees or their success to date and urged them all to recognise the value of these achievements and to continue with similar skill and dedication during the rest of their apprenticeships. PEDL also thanked Score and Cromwell Tools for their support in donating this year’s prizes.