Media Release: Aiken Group employee scoops prestigious award

A YOUNG employee of Aberdeen-based Aiken Group is celebrating after scooping a prestigious training award.

Ryan Pirie was recently named best third year refrigeration apprentice at the 2013 Tullos Training awards.

Ryan follows in the footsteps of Aiken Group’s Lee Youngson who won the same accolade last year.

Ryan received his award from SEMTA (Sector Skills Council for Science Manufacturing and Technology) national manager Scotland, Brian Humphrey, during a recent ceremony at Aberdeen’s Marcliffe at Pitfodels.

Commenting on his success, Aiken Group HR manager, Christine Bateman, said: “The company has a long history of nurturing young people coming into the industry and Ryan’s success underlines the wealth of up-and-coming talent which exists.

“Aiken Group is proud to play a part in bringing that talent to the fore and we look forward to further supporting Ryan as he progresses in his career.”

Tullos Training chief executive, Iain Garrett, added: “Austerity measures have affected us all but it is vital that we continue to train and educate our young people so they are better placed to meet the fast moving demands of the global economy and workplace, providing the skills sets that will have them better placed to take advantage of the opportunities that will evolve in the future.”

Aiken Group is a leading and innovative global supplier of integrated, out-sourced and solutions-based engineering and specialist services to the oil and gas industry. The company employs 80 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters, plus more than 100 contractors worldwide.

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