Maths tuition classes for future apprentices

The tuition classes will benefit those interested in entering engineering
The tuition classes will benefit those interested in entering engineering
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Earlier this year Peterhead Engineers Development Limited provided a program of maths tuition for school pupils with an interest in entering engineering apprenticeships.

Now another five-week program will be conducted in November which, this time, will be held at the Score Group facility in Fraserburgh.

The sessions will be held from 9am to 11.30am on Saturday mornings and aim to ensure that attendees gain an understanding of the basic maths skills that employers seek.

Attendees will work towards being able to pass a typical aptitude test for maths skills required in an engineering apprenticeship.

Good basic maths skills are essential for anyone seeking to enter an engineering apprenticeship, as a Modern Apprenticeship includes vocational and academic courses which require the trainee to use mathematical techniques.

Real-life engineering examples and exercises, including interpretation of basic engineering drawings and measurement of components, will be used to demonstrate why some of these skills are essential.

The sessions are to be delivered by a team of volunteers with engineering and teaching backgrounds.

Leighton Willox, Managing Director of Peterhead Engineers Development Limited said: “The first program of maths sessions we ran in Peterhead earlier in the year was well attended and received very positive feedback.

“The sessions are designed to help school pupils aiming for a career in engineering to prepare for that career, through additional maths tuition.”

He added: “We’re committed to providing these sessions for young people in the local area, and hope that they will be regarded as a good opportunity for young people to improve chances of employment in engineering.”

The sessions will start on Saturday, November 1 and will run until Saturday, November 29.

A maximum of 15 places are available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Although the sessions will be held in Fraserburgh, they are open to pupils from any local secondary school.

Those interested in attending the sessions should email for more information.