Shell visits college for progress report

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Representatives from Shell visited Banff and Buchan College for a progress report from the Shell Engineering Scheme (SES) students and to view the progress of the college 2012 redevelopment programme.

Students gave a six month progress report to Craig Wiggings who is the St Fergus Gas Plant manager for Shell Upstream International, Europe, and communications executive John Raine.

The students each spoke about a different area of their course which included health and safety, management, employability and various practical elements. Craig and John then took the opportunity to ask the students what they have enjoyed so far and what they hope to achieve at the end of their course.

Mr Wiggings said “The Shell Engineering Training Scheme is designed to nurture enthusiasm for engineering by providing a stimulating education environment, coupled with work experience at the gas plant. Working with the college this course will continue to produce individuals with the essential skills needed for the future development of the energy industry.”

During their visit Craig and John also took the opportunity to take a guided tour round the college’s ongoing 2012 development. Project sponsor Duncan Abernethy said: “Once the development project is complete Banff and Buchan College will have some great facilities which local businesses and organizations will be able to utilise and so we were delighted to give the gentlemen from Shell a tour so they can see how things are shaping up.

“The development is currently progressing well, the concrete floors have now been laid in the new central atrium and the wall supports are currently being put into place so we can really start to see how things are going to look.”