BP is partaking in a US$29.8 million contract to Score Ltd (Score) to help support the Peterhead-based company’s apprenticeship program.
The four year contract covers a range of valve management and maintenance services for BP’s North Sea assets, including operational support; quality assurance, refurbishment services and inventory management. The services will be delivered from Score’s facilities in Peterhead, Cowdenbeath and Glenrothes.
Score is the biggest employer of 16 to 22 year olds in the Peterhead area of Aberdeenshire and operates a six year modern apprenticeship program for engineers and other trainees.
Conrad Ritchie, managing director for Score, said: “Score Europe is delighted to continue our long standing relationship with BP. The continuation of this agreement safeguards our ability to provide a cost effective high quality service and also safeguards the provision of our award winning modern apprenticeship program, which will continue to deliver future training provision within the localities in which we operate”.
In addition to supporting partner apprenticeship programs, BP currently sponsors 66 apprentices onshore and offshore through the industry-wide Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Training Technicians Scheme.
BP North Sea regional president Trevor Garlick commented: “We are pleased that this contract supports the continuation of Score’s apprenticeship program, which will help deliver the skills needed to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our assets.
“A workforce with the right skills is vital to the long term future of the North Sea and successfully completing a modern apprenticeship scheme is an excellent pathway into this exciting industry”.
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