Our very own Douglas Young has been nominated for the P&J Gold Awards Apprentice Award, which recognises those who are the future lifeblood of the industry.
Douglas had dreamt of being a pilot technician since the age of 11, so when the opportunity arose to have a week’s work experience at ROVOP at just aged 17 he jumped at the chance.
He started his apprenticeship in mechanical engineering at the Tullos Training College in 2015 where, during his foundation year, he learned skills across engineering operations, health and safety, mathematics and other skills. At the same time, Douglas worked at ROVOP’s Aberdeen base, learning from a highly skilled team and gaining valuable knowledge and hands-on experience of ROVOP’s state-of-the-art ROV fleet.
Douglas has completed multiple offshore rotations, where he has worked with the team to deploy our highly advanced ROV systems on live client projects and gained invaluable knowledge and experience of seeing the full lifecycle of an ROV project. This has ranged from maintenance in the workshop to the launch and recovery of ROVs and project-related work offshore, and ROVs returning to base for the maintenance cycle to begin again.
As an apprentice ROV pilot, Douglas significantly contributed to the ROV and subsea industry, and we were delighted to welcome Douglas to ROVOP as a full time ROV trainee pilot technician in October 2018.
Personnel development is an important part of ROVOP’s sustainable business model. Our three-year program and the commitment to Douglas’ Modern Apprenticeship reinforce ROVOP’s dedication to supporting our people to enhance the services that we offer clients.
We would like to congratulate Douglas on his nomination and wish him all the best on the night.
For more information on the P&J Gold Awards, visit > https://www.dctevents.com/event/press-journal-gold-awards/
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