Nigg Skills Academy

Ocean Kinetics wins best apprentice award at the Energy North awards

Nigg Skills Academy can take great satisfaction from one of their trainees from Shetland winning the Best Apprentice of the Year Award for 2104 at the recent Energy North Awards ceremony in Inverness.

Scott Jeromson, a former plumber, was only days with his company before being sent down to complete his initial 16 weeks training as a welder within the NSA. Passing an impressive 10 welder codings in working with different materials and processes in each code was incredibly impressive and prompted NSAs Welding Instructor, Tommy McDonald to nominate him for the award. Tommy commented, “Scott did fantastically well in his 16 weeks with us and it is fair to say there are many welders who have been in the industry for years that would not end up with 10 welder codings. His attitude, drive and enthusiasm were impressive and I have no doubt he will have a wonderful career to look forward to if he maintains his energy and willingness to work."

His employer, Ocean Kinetics in Lerwick were delighted Scott was nominated and commended Nigg Skills Academy for the quality of the training provided and will continue to use the facility to train their people in the key disciplines of fabrication, pipefitting and welding.

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