Students recognised at college prize-giving

Students have been recognised at a prize-giving ceremony at North East Scotland College in Fraserburgh.
Students have been recognised at a prize-giving ceremony at North East Scotland College in Fraserburgh.

Outstanding engineering apprentices at North East Scotland College have been recognised for their achievements at a prize giving celebration.

Conrad Ritchie, Managing Director of Score (Europe) Limited presented engraved watches to three students studying at National Certificate level - NC Engineering Maintenance student Martyn Runcie, NC Measurement and Control student Kerry Taylor and NC Mechanical Engineering student Catherine Metcalfe.

Martyn Runcie, from Rosehearty, is employed by Chemical Injection Utilities and received this nomination for his excellent attitude and hard work. Kerry Taylor, from Lonmay, is employed by Scottish and Southern Energy at Boddam. Kerry has consistently achieved top marks in her course and is a focused and diligent student. Catherine Metcalfe, also from Lonmay, who is employed by Score (Europe) Limited, Peterhead. Catherine’s exemplary attitude has been applauded by lecturers together with the high quality of her work in class tutorials and assessments across all subject areas.

Mr Ritchie addressed the audience of students and College staff, prize winners and their employers prior to the official presentation. He commented: “Almost 26 years ago I was standing where you are now. This College provided me with the solid foundation on which to build my career.

“It is vitally important for you to make the most of your time here – you are the front line engineers and bread winners of tomorrow. We all appreciate the benefits of having this facility in this locality - please support this College as you progress in your chosen fields.”

Depute Principal Paul Sherrington said: “We are grateful to Score for their continued support across the full Engineering curriculum. Congratulations to all three students today and thanks to Chemical Injection Utilities, Score (Europe) and Scottish and Southern Energy for joining us today.”