Many fond memories were shared recently as familiar face Gordon Milne announced his retirement from his post with Score (Europe) Limited.
Gordon has dedicated more than a decade of his career to his work as Apprentice Co-ordinator for Score, starting with the company back in 2000.
During his time in the position Gordon has been mentor to over 220 of the company’s trainees, guiding them through Score’s award-winning modern apprenticeship scheme and keeping them on the straight and narrow.
Many achievements can be attributed to Gordon’s work, with him playing an integral role in shaping the paths of the apprentices as they have gone on to gain further education qualifications and progressed through the ranks of the company.
Some have chosen to move on to Score locations worldwide, others have advanced into promoted positions with some now even working at director level.
Deputy Managing Director of Score (Europe) Limited, Conrad Ritchie, said: “On behalf of the company and all trainees past and present, I would like to thank Gordon for his efforts and absolute dedication to the programme, helping so many along their chosen paths.
“Without Gordon’s assistance the company’s apprenticeship programme would not be in the recognised position that it is today.”
To mark his leaving, Gordon, together with a small group of his closest work colleagues dined out. During the gathering, Gordon was presented with a commemorative ‘This Is Your Score Life’ book – a compilation of photographs and stories documenting Gordon’s time with the company. Gordon is said to have been overwhelmed with the gesture, so much so it seems, that he has made the decision to stay.
It has been agreed that Gordon will not hang up his safety glasses just yet - he will now assume a new, part-time role as chairman of Peterhead & District Group Training Limited (PDGTL) - more commonly known as the training centre which all Score apprentices attend during their first year with the company.
Naturally, Score are delighted to retain Gordon’s services.
Conrad Ritchie commented: “We look forward to working with Gordon in his new post at PDGTL.”