Apprentice engineers’ heads screwed on

Two apprentices from the Angus Training Group came first and second in The National Craft Competition for Engineering. Pictured from left to right; Donnie Smith (Turning instructor), Grant Forsyth (runner up), Alan Swankie (director), Grant Mitchell (winner), Drew Nairn (Fitting instructor).
Two apprentices from the Angus Training Group came first and second in The National Craft Competition for Engineering. Pictured from left to right; Donnie Smith (Turning instructor), Grant Forsyth (runner up), Alan Swankie (director), Grant Mitchell (winner), Drew Nairn (Fitting instructor).

ANGUS Training Group in Arbroath have two more prize-winning apprentices to add to their ranks.

Grant Mitchell, a first year instrument apprentice engineer with Glaxo-SmithKline in Montrose won the National Craft Competition in Engineering held last month.

Fellow apprentice Grant Forsyth, who also works at Glaxo-SmithKline, also took part and came a close second to Grant.

The competition is open to all training providers who deliver the Modern Apprenticeship in engineering in Scotland. Both were selected on the basis of their excellent work in their first year off-the-job training.

The competition is sponsored by IMechE and Score Group PLC and has been in existence for over 20 years.

Angus Training Group has an excellent record in the competition, winning it on five occasions and regularly having candidates in the top four.

Angus Training Group and Glaxo-SmithKline marked the occasion with a presentation at Angus Training Group’s annual awards ceremony last Wednesday.

l Pictured are, from left - Donnie Smith, turning instructor; Grant Forsyth, runner-up;, Alan Swankie, director; Grant Mitchell, winner; and Drew Nairn, fitting instructor.