Centre welcomes VIP to Apprentice event

Pictured are some of Bill's past trainees, left to right: Darren Anderson ( Production Team Leader Score Europe) Mr Bill Simpson, Conrad Ritchie (Managing Director Score Europe), Simon Turner (Valve Automation Manager Score Europe)
Pictured are some of Bill's past trainees, left to right: Darren Anderson ( Production Team Leader Score Europe) Mr Bill Simpson, Conrad Ritchie (Managing Director Score Europe), Simon Turner (Valve Automation Manager Score Europe)

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Peterhead Engineers Development Limited (PEDL) hosted an open evening recently.

PEDL provides Score’s first year engineering apprentices and administration trainees with the first steps to their careers and as such, Score Group plc was delighted to support and be engaged in this event.

On the night, just short of 100 visitors came along and were invited to tour the facilities including workshop, classrooms, online learning and administration training rooms.

Escorted by a few of Score’s current apprentices, they explained what operations are carried out in each of the areas where the current first year apprentices at the training centre were hard at work demonstrating their newly acquired skills.

PEDL staff were also on hand to answer any queries and explain the qualification and experience that can be gained in the centre, while Score’s apprentice co-ordinators were also in attendance to explain the route once they complete their initial training.

This year, it was wonderful to welcome Bill Simpson, a former lead instructor at the centre. Mr Simpson, who retired around 1998, was given preferential treatment, and rightly so, as he was instrumental in providing many an engineer with their early training.

These engineers have flourished into lead positions both here in Peterhead and local area, as well as globally within various organisations and companies.

Conrad Ritchie, managing director of Score Europe said: “This evening we were humbled to be visited by Bill Simpson who is now well into his 80s. Bill was an old school-type instructor and was an instrumental part of the PDGTL team for many, many years.

“During the course of his training career he mentored hundreds if not thousands of youngsters in the Peterhead area.

“We all owe him a debt of gratitude for the extra efforts he applied during his time at PDGTL.”

Score is still accepting applications for engineering apprenticeships which will commence at the end of July and also includes Materials and Warehousing Modern Apprenticeships and Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeships.

To find out more contact applications@score-group.com