Following the success of its first work experience programme, ROVOP has recently hired its first apprentice.
Douglas Young, aged 17, initially joined ROVOP in February alongside eight other secondary school students for a week while he was still a pupil at Kemnay Academy.
He begins his Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering in August, attending Tullos Training College in Aberdeen full-time for one year. The remaining three years of the apprenticeship will be completed at ROVOP with periodic visits from a Training Officer from Tullos Training who will ensure he is meeting the standards set by the SVQ Framework and National Occupational Standards. On successful completion of his apprenticeship, Douglas will begin his career as an ROV Pilot Technician with ROVOP.
Paul Gleisner, ROVOP training and competence manager, said: “Modern Apprenticeships are an excellent vehicle for a company to develop an individual’s skills, ability and knowledge to achieve a suitable end goal whilst reducing the company training cost liability through funding incentives.
“Personnel Development is an important part of ROVOP’s strategy for developing a sustainable business model. Having recently taken on a Graduate for a two year program, taking on an Apprentice reinforces our commitment to developing the business for the future.