Engineering insight for pupils with Score Group

Peterhead Academy students at one of the Score workshops
Peterhead Academy students at one of the Score workshops

The North-east of Scotland has a proud tradition of producing talented engineers - a tradition which Score Group plc is committed to continuing through the next generation and beyond.

As part of its ongoing commitment, Score recently hosted a series of engineering fun days for local secondary schools at the company’s Wellbank site in Peterhead.

The first week of events saw some 100 Second Year pupils from Peterhead and Fraserburgh academies undertake the challenges with Mintlaw Academy participating in February.

The engineering fun days featured challenges to test engineering knowledge, eye-to-hand co-ordination, teamwork, communication and problem-solving abilities.

Throughout each challenge, the pupils were given guidance and encouragement from Score personnel, many of whom are heavily involved in the company’s award winning engineering apprenticeship programme.

The pupils gave maximum effort and thoroughly enjoyed their experience, even giving their teachers a run for their money on the engineering aptitude test.

A Score spokesperson said: “Everyone involved in hosting the events were in no doubt that they had witnessed some of the engineering stars of the future in action.

“Score actively promotes engineering apprenticeships and is always eager to inspire girls and boys of all academic abilities to pursue a career in engineering. The company’s close links to local primary and secondary schools play a vital part in introducing children to the opportunities offered by engineering careers.”

Score Group will also be attending Fraserburgh College’s Engineering Showcase today (Tuesday).

In addition, the company will host a repeat of their Apprentice Information Evening which was so successfully held last year for the first time.

This year’s event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 13 with further details being released shortly.