The third annual Score Group plc Apprenticeship Information Evening was held on Thursday at Score Energy’s Wellbank facility in Peterhead.
The event was intended to give young people who are seeking an apprenticeship the chance to find out more about Score’s award-winning apprenticeship programme, hear about the services that the company provide and to learn first-hand about how the company’s apprentices are educated and trained.
Score Group offers Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering and Business Administration as well as apprenticeships in NDT (Non-Destructive Testing), IT (Information Technology), Warehousing, Multimedia and Technical Sales.
More than 30 members of Score Group personnel involved with the company’s Peterhead operations were on hand to give attendees an insight into the wide range of services provided by the Group, discuss the apprenticeship scheme and the unrivalled opportunities for career progression that a traineeship with Score can present.
Current apprentices, engineers, managers and directors were available to demonstrate a sample of the types of equipment used by the company; some of the latest technologies in engineering and recent company innovations.
In addition to the Score Group displays, there was also the opportunity to meet with representatives of North East Scotland College (NESCOL), Peterhead Engineers Development Limited (PEDL) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Representatives of NESCOL explained the types of academic qualifications that are undertaken by Score apprentices at their Fraserburgh campus and the PEDL staff in attendance explained how their Peterhead training centre provides valuable off-the-job training for Score apprentices before they enter the workplace.
Score Energy invited attendees to conclude their visit with a guided tour of their facility where the company carry out the service and repair of industrial gas turbines, fuel nozzles and accessories. With around 180 people attending and great feedback being received, the evening was considered by all to have successfully achieved its aims.
Conrad Ritchie, managing director of Score Europe, said “This event gives prospective apprentices, along with their families and friends, an opportunity to come in and see the wide variety of rewarding apprenticeships provided by Score. This is a step further than careers advice, it’s an invitation to come in and speak to the people you could be working with, to hear about the experiences of current apprentices, to see some exciting technology and to tour an engineering workplace. I have no doubt that everyone who attended left with a better knowledge of Score and our range of apprenticeships”.