Apprentice competition at Angus College


THE BEST electrical apprentices from the north of Scotland congregated at Angus College last week to compete in the regional heat of the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) apprentice of the year competition.

Sixteen first and second stage apprentices from colleges and training institutions across the north of Scotland were selected for the day-long competition which included both practical and theoretical assessments.

In line with competence based assessment in the electrical SVQ, SECTT is continuing to promote training and excellence in the electrical contracting industry by organising apprentice of the year competitions.

The winners from the heat hosted at Angus College will go on to represent the north in the national heat later this year in Edinburgh.

Representing Angus College were Jamie Ettershank (17), Arbroath, an apprentice with D. Adam and Co Ltd., and Thomas Duggan (20), Montrose, who works with Redwood Refrigeration.

Director of learning and teaching Kevin Murphy said: “Angus College was pleased to be able to host this event and I would like to thank all the staff who worked to make the day a success.

“This competition reinforces the value of apprenticeships for both employers and training institutions.”