High finish for college student

AWARD: Ross Borland was highly commended during the SkilELECTRIC competition this year.
AWARD: Ross Borland was highly commended during the SkilELECTRIC competition this year.

Ross Borland, a student at Banff and Buchan College has excelled in a prestigious United Kingdom-wide competition - SkillELECTRIC.

Ross Borland, from Banff, who now works for Claud Hamilton Electrical Services, competed against his peers to be nominated as the best student in the College.

He then went on to win the North Consortium of the SkillELECTRIC competition.

Ross was then awarded first place at the Scottish heat, and so he went on to the UK final where he was Highly Commended in the 2011 Championship.

Ross’ manager and tutors are delighted at his success in the tough competition.

Finalists had to install a set of four complicated circuits, with their work being assessed on its accuracy, function, health and safety, wiring and termination, testing and quality.

Ross said: “Competing at the competitions was a great experience and I would like to thank my employer and Banff and Buchan College for helping throughout my apprenticeship.”

Curriculum Leader Ian Barbour at Banff and Buchan College said: “We are very proud of Ross’s achievements.

“He was the college apprentice of the year in the first and second stage of his apprenticeship.

“The level and quality of work was always at a very high standard.

“His success is well deserved,” the lecturer added.

Claud Hamilton Contracts Manager Steven Macintosh said of the employee’s succcess in the competition this year:

“Ross has been an outstanding employee and will continue to be so in his future with the company.

“He is a great asset to the company and we congratulate him on his success.”