ROVOP is celebrating as its apprentice picks up three accolades at the annual Tullos Training Awards.
Douglas Young, who began his apprenticeship in August 2015, was awarded with Best Mechanical Apprentice 2016 as well as runner-up of Apprentice of the Year and the GTM Award.
The awards signify the successful completion of the first of four years in Douglas’ Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering at the Tullos Training College.
The remaining three years of his apprenticeship will be undertaken at ROVOP with visits from Tullos Training College. Following successful completion, Douglas will begin his career as a ROVOP ROV Pilot Technician.
Chief executive of ROVOP, Steven Gray, said: “Douglas originally joined us from Kemnay Academy for a week’s work experience.
“Douglas impressed immediately with an eagerness to learn. We are delighted that his enthusiasm and hard work has paid off and that he has been recognised with these awards.
“I know that Douglas has had aspirations to become an ROV Pilot since he was a young boy and this modern apprenticeship, offered by Tullos Training College, is an excellent way to equip individuals with the necessary skills and abilities to develop in their chosen field.
“Now that he has completed his first year at college, Douglas will start work at our Aberdeen base. Over the next three years he will be working with our highly skilled team, gaining valuable knowledge and practical hands-on experience with our state-of-the-art ROV vehicle fleet.
“This year he will be earning his SVQ Level 3 qualification which will see him explore maintaining mechanical, electrical and fluid power equipment and carrying out preventative maintenance on engineered systems.”
Tullos is a further education college, with an established reputation for advancing engineering careers.
Mr Gray continued: “We recognise the importance of developing future talent both for ROVOP and our wider industry as a whole and hope Douglas will be the first of many apprentices joining us.”