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The Scotland Region cover a vast geographical area and encompasses a broad range of engineering construction sectors including pharmaceutical, power generation, petrochemical and nuclear decommissioning. The Scottish Region has a successful long standing track record of delivering innovative initiatives with the stakeholders in the region including ACE, Supervisory Apprenticeship Programme and ESF Supported Programmes.

The Scottish Government has recently announced demanding targets for renewable energy generation and we are now looking at how this will impact the region, its companies and the work available. Demand for skills in this area is forecast to be high and we will need to ensure that the workforce is fully skilled and in the coming years.

Scottish Regional Forum Dates 2016

11th February 2016 - Falkirk Stadium

16th June 2016

20th October 2016

Scotland Region 2015 Update

First quarter has been very busy in the Scottish Region with a range of events and engagements including:

  •  January 14th – Paul Hynd (Account Manager) presented ECI Career Options to S4&S5 pupils of Monifieth High School in Angus.
  • January 21st - The Energy Skills Partnership - Energy Careers Fair at Perth Concert Hall was a great success with circa 700 College students from across Scotland in attendance.

Pictured: Paul Hynd – Account Manager Scotland Region and Susan Smart- Regional Account Manager Offshore Region on the stand at above event.

  • February 12th a coordinated meeting was held at Scotland Regional Office with Steel Erecting/Rigging companies and Training Provider to determine demand and requirements to support experienced workers in SE/ML Diploma assessed on site and ACE Card.
  • February 19th Scottish Regional Forum – The February Forum was held at Falkirk Stadium – Minutes have been sent out to all attendees and are also held on the Regional Webpage for information.  After the Forum a visit and tour was made to the ‘Kelpies’ – The largest equine sculptures in the world, this was an interesting tour but typical Scottish weather meant we looked like we had been in the Forth Clyde Canal instead of beside it !
  • 5th March – Joanne Georgeson - (Scottish Regional Account Manager) attended a Careers Event for S4-S6 Students at Graham High School in Falkirk.
  • March 27th- Applus RTD held a Celebration Dinner and Presentation Award at the Grange Manor Horel in Grangemouth to mark the achievement of 17 NDT Apprentices graduating. The company plan to recruit a further 6 NDT Apprentices in 2015
  • NDT Demand - Scotland Region is engaging with in-scope/out-of-scope companies and Training Providers to determine demand and provision for NDT Apprenticeship in Scotland

Picture: Tour of The Kelpies |The Helix – Forth & Clyde Canal

Upcoming Events in Scotland for 2015

  • May 6th/7th – All-Energy 2015 – This year the 2 day conference will be held at the SECC Glasgow.
  • May 18th-22nd - Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Attending reception event with Skills Development Scotland/STF companies and Training Providers at Scottish Parliament.  Doosan Babcock and Applus RTD also propose to host events during this week to promote the Apprenticeship Programme and Career opportunities – see further information here
  • June 4th ECI Training Development Awards - The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Engineering Construction Industry Training & Development Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements and successes of individuals, companies and training providers in the engineering construction industry.  The winners of the six award categories will be announced at a Gala Dinner on June 4 at The Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London. – see further information here
  • June 5th  – Celebration of Engineering and Science – STEM Challenge – Paul Hynd (Account Manager) will be taking a group of Apprentices to Glasgow Science Centre to engage with the Young Engineers and Science Clubs with Schools pupils taking part from Primary and Secondary Schools from all over Scotland.  Last year’s event at Murayfield Stadium was a great success and this years is set to be even better – see further information here
  • June 18th – Scottish Regional Forum – Proposed to be held at The Falkirk Wheel (TBC)
  • October 8th - Scottish Regional Forum – Venue TBC

Skills & Training Charter Updates:

Pictured: John Flockhart-MD, Andy Petrie-Training Coordinator, George Louden-QA Manager of Normand & Thomson (Hillend) Ltd

Pictured: Colin Millar-MD of DP Services (Scotland) Ltd

Kenny Balfour COO of HCS Controls Systems Ltd


The undermentioned companies have also signed the Skills and Training Charter:

Diamond Power Speciality Ltd

AGS (Steel Erectors) Ltd

Applus RTD UK Ltd

Prontoport Ltd

Doosan Babcock Ltd

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd


Scotland Office
ECITB Resource Centre
Unit 26, Evans Business Centre
Earls Road Ind. Estate
Earls Road
01324 492 733



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