Training Centre to host Open Evening

Peterhead Training Centre
Peterhead Training Centre

Peterhead Engineers Development Ltd (PEDL), or the Training Centre as it is known locally will host an Open Evening later this month.

The centre is inviting members of the public and local businesses to see their trainees at work on Thursday, May 21, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.

The Open Evening is being held in support of Skills Development Scotland’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015.

Engineering and Administration trainees will work on into the evening allowing visitors to gain an insight into operational life at the Training Centre.

Tours around the facility will be conducted by past apprentices who will be able to provide general information and answer any questions from a “trainee perspective”.

Displays of completed work will be on show and refreshments available in the classrooms upstairs.

Since 1967, when the Training Centre was first established in Peterhead, over 1,400 engineering trainees have passed through its doors to take the first step of their Engineering careers.

Following the introduction of the Centre’s Business Administration course in 2008, over 90 trainee administrators have successfully completed their early MA training, and more recently their National Certificate in Administration.

In years gone by, many locally based companies supported and relied on the Training Centre to train their young engineering apprentices in a safe environment, removed from their own production facilities.

In today’s economic climate, many businesses are finding it financially difficult to invest in young people, contributing to the skills shortage on a national level.

It is therefore increasingly critical that PEDL continues to attract funding and support from the local community so that it may continue to thrive and provide training opportunities for local trainees and in turn their potential future employers.

From its origins in the town centre, Peterhead Engineers Development Ltd is now situated in a modern, well equipped training facility on the outskirts of the town.

Please contact the Centre directly on 01779 472028 or email enquiries@pedl.org.uk if you have any enquiries about the Engineering and Administration apprentice training programmes and any possible government funding available.