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Apprentice 100: Engineering firm join the challenge

Posted by | 17th September 2015 | Apprenticeship News, Uncategorized

A north-east engineering firm has risen to the Press and Journal’s Apprentice 100 challenge and is giving a talented youngster the chance to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Aberdeen-based Aiken Group vowed to take on an extra trainee electrical engineer – and has given the role to 16-year-old Liam Livingston.

That means we have now collected 17 pledges in our quest to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days and a number of companies are waiting in the wings to add their names to our roll of honour.

Liam has started his course at Tullos Training in Aberdeen, and is continuing a family connection with Aiken.

Mr Livingston’s father also works as an electrical engineer at the firm and that was a factor in the 16-year-old’s decision to join the profession.

Liam said the training provided so far at Tullos had been “top notch”.

He said: “I’ve been learning a lot about health and safety and I’ve also been on a first aid course.

“And I’ve just learned some basic wiring – installing switches and things like that.

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