Score Group’s conference facilities were the host venue for the recent IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Scottish Apprentice Craft Competition award ceremony, the competition which brings together the best engineering apprentices in Scotland.
This year’s competition was hosted by Adam Smith College in Glenrothes and the competitors included two Score apprentices representing Peterhead Engineers Development Limited and another competitor from the Buchan area representing Banff and Buchan College.
At the award ceremony to present the awards was Dennis Helliwell, a senior representative of the IMechE, along with colleagues Jill Dwyer and Andrew Dobson. Dennis Helliwell spoke to the audience before the presentations on the enduring value of apprenticeships and craft skills to society and the economy.
During the competition, each of the competitors underwent a series of written and practical tests on the day which were later assessed and verified by an external expert. The standard of work by the 18 young men (disappointingly, there were no female competitors this year) was high and competitors, family members, training providers and employers should be proud of their achievements. The final results were as follows;
1st Place : Angus Training Group
2nd Place : Peterhead Engineering Development Limited
1st Place : North Highland College
2nd Place : DSRL Dounreay
The winning apprentices and training providers were awarded, with prizes and cheques presented to both winners and runners-up by Dennis Helliwell. Score Group and PEDL were delighted to see both of their representatives finish in the top four of the mechanical section and for one to take second place continuing their long run of success in this competition.