Score Group plc once again celebrated the success and achievements of its apprentices at an annual awards ceremony and Christmas meal on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 December.
Across the two days, 325 trainees were joined by their team leaders, managers and company directors to recognise their hard work and dedication and to celebrate their successes as part of the company’s award winning apprenticeship scheme.
A range of awards were presented including Engineering Apprentice of the Year, Admin Trainee of the Year, Apprentice Ambassador of the Year and Most Dedicated Trainee.
The ceremony also saw 45 Engineering apprentices and 11 Administration trainees being presented with their “Time Served” papers - Recognition that they have completed their apprenticeship training programmes and are now fully qualified in their chosen fields.
Several company directors addressed the group during the celebration, each adding their own congratulations to the award winners and time served trainees. Amongst those who completed their apprenticeship programmes in 2015 are several who are now working at Score locations in Australia and Canada.
With apprenticeship numbers in excess of 300 in Peterhead and well over 400 worldwide, Score is intensely proud of its young men and women.
In a time when the North Sea is seeing a drop in fortunes, Score will continue to provide these vital opportunities both locally and globally.
The company has always taken its responsibility to educate on safety and social issues seriously – Not only for the apprentice cohort but for the employee base as a whole.
Presentations conducted by Steven Wilson, HSE/Training Manager and Fiona Johnston, Apprentice Co-ordinator reflected this before Inspector George Cordiner of Police Scotland - supported by a video demonstrating the tragic consequences of drug driving - left the group with some significant messages on the dangers of legal highs and the importance of safe driving. He appealed to the gathering to be mindful for their safety throughout the festive period and beyond.
Company chairman, Charles Ritchie offered his own congratulations to the group along with a few closing thoughts. He emphasised that completion of the apprenticeship programme is the first step on the career ladder, explaining that the knowledge gained so far is a foundation to be built on when striving for future career excellence.
On the second and final day, Charles addressed Score Energy employee and lifelong friend Harry Lamb.
At 79, Harry was this year granted patent status for an engineering innovation.
Speaking to the group, Harry professed that any trainee in the room would have the potential to gain patents for their ideas, encouraging them to put them forward.
All presenters took the opportunity to wish employees the very best for the festive period and a safe, successful 2016.
Following the presentations, Conrad Ritchie, Managing Director of Score (Europe) Limited, commented: “As part of our continued dedication to the growth and development of young talent, we welcome the opportunity to award our trainees for their successes. Each trainee has demonstrated determination throughout the year and every one of them is congratulated and thanked for their contribution”.
Score’s commitment to training will continue in 2016, with the newest apprentice intake due to begin training in January.
Once again the company will offer additional Maths tuition to pupils in fourth year and upwards who are interested in Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering.
The first block will commence at the end of February.
For more information contact maths.club@ score-group.com