FIRST and second year students on the Shell Engineering Scheme (SES) at Banff and Buchan College recently celebrated their success at a college presentation where they were awarded with their Institute of Management Level 2 in Team Leading certificates.
The students are completing a two-year course which was established in a partnership between Shell and the College. The bespoke programme is designed to enable young people to access training that would allow them to enter the engineering jobs market of the energy sector.
Glen Cayley, technical vice-president for Shell Upstream Europe, said he was delighted the course was producing such successful students, saying: “It is particularly pleasing to see young people taking their first steps to a career in the oil and gas industry. The need to encourage and support the next generation of engineers is a key priority for Shell.”
The management training delivered through ILM awards/certificates is a core element of the Shell Technician programme. The ILM qualifications are designed as a foundation in the students’ development as supervisors and team leaders when they enter the workplace.
Research has shown that over 95% of students who graduate from the Shell Engineering Scheme have gone on to achieve their pre-course goals.