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2019 Scottish First Year Engineering Craft Competition


Yann Leray-Nicol

BETA is very pleased to be attending the 2019 Scottish First Year Engineering Craft Competition where we are entering one apprentice, Ben Murdoch (pictured right). Ben is employed at Mainetti (UK) Ltd in Jedburgh where he will help to maintain and repair the high tech injection moulding equipment that Mainetti use to produce their world wide products.

Ben is currently completing his foundation stage of training at Edinburgh College this year where he hopes to achieve his EAL SVQ level 2 Qualification in Performing Engineering Operatrions and his SQA National Certificate in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

The Scottish Engineering Craft Competition is an annual event that allows engineering trainees from various training organisations throughout the country to compete for the prestigious title of being the best in their discipline. The Scottish government realises that engineering apprenticeships are vital to the continued growth of Scottish industry and the Scottish Engineering Craft Competition celebrates the abilities of apprentices currently under-going training at the many engineering training centres throughout the country.

BETA has attended these competitions since 2007 and came first in 2008 with our first year apprentice Edward Beck from DMI Engineering. On that occasion the apprentice was entered onto the mechanical side of the competition consisting of Turning and Fitting along with theory questions covering core subjects and selected specialist subjects.

This year BETA is putting its managed apprentice Ben Murdoch forward to compete in the mechanical side of the competition again. This will involve Ben answering theory questions and carrying out practical activities in a set time frame base around the Scottish Vocational Qualification Performing Engineering Operations at Level 2 (SCQF level 5) which is a nationally recognised competance based qualification consisting of 8 units.

The competition is organised by the Score Group and is hosted by Fife College, Rosyth Campus this year. BETA would like to take this opportunity to wish good luck to all apprentices taking part in the competition and we hope they all have a great day and do well.


For more details visit 2019 Scottish craft competition entries