As part of the 6th annual Scottish Apprenticeship Week – 29th February to 4th March local MSP Alex Rowley visited Score Group Plc. in Cowdenbeath and met with staff and apprentices and discussed their experiences from moving form school into an apprenticeship in the workplace.
Speaking this week Alex Rowley said: “I am a big supporter of young people being able to get apprenticeships and I really enjoyed meeting many young people who had gone to local schools and were now doing engineering apprenticeships. The set up and commitment that the Score Group has to supporting young people and the numbers of apprenticeships they have is fantastic, this is a real success story and it is brilliant to have such a company operating locally giving people employment”.
Score Group Plc operates worldwide providing engineering services across five continents within a range of sectors which include oil & gas, nuclear and marine. The Score Group of companies primarily provide services related to valves and industrial gas turbines in addition to training, specialist coatings and cell disruptors.
Highlighting the importance of young people being given skills Mr Rowley said; “Apprenticeships provide a great opportunity for people to learn the skills they need to succeed. It is great to meet with apprentices in Cowdenbeath who are learning skills that will help them in their future careers. I am glad that Scottish Apprenticeships Week highlights the valuable contribution that apprenticeships make and I hope we can continue to see successful apprenticeships flourish across Scotland.”
He added; “I very much support the work of our local schools in linking up with employers and letting pupils see the kind of careers that are available. Again when it comes to employers Score is committed to and does engage with the local schools and has a really positive approach to giving young people opportunity. This can only be good for our area and the fact that there are many young men and women from our area doing apprenticeships with this company demonstrates the importance of having a strong local industrial base in Fife”.
photo shows Mr Rowley chatting with young apprentices and staff