Investing in young people

Established in 1968, Tullos Training provides government funded apprentice training programmes under the approved frameworks for Scotland.

The Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programmes offer a combination of off the job and workplace based training within employment. The training centre is located at West Tullos Industrial Estate in Aberdeen and includes fully equipped training workshops and classrooms staffed by occupationally experienced lecturers, assessors and verifiers.

“We are proud to be sponsoring Apprentice Week 2016 in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland,” said Iain Garrett, chief executive at Tullos Training.

“Apprenticeships are more important today as they have ever been especially in this difficult economical market. Whilst many companies today are reducing their workforce, they should also be planning for the future of the oil and gas industries.


“We must ensure that we keep investing in the young people of the north-east to ensure our skills are being passed onto the next generation.  Modern Apprenticeships are a good investment for companies by ensuring that they will have a good skill base for the future., help improve business performance and also ensure their workforce is committed and competent which leads to increased retention.”

He added that taking on an apprenticeship not only helps the younger generation fulfil their potential but adds to Scotland’s skillbase which can only be good for the economy.

To help celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Tullos Training held an employer information day in which a number of employers visited the centre. 

Mr Garrett said: “The information day was a huge success and very positive with a number of employers commenting on how good it was to see the extent of the practical skills and knowledge the apprentices had gained at the centre.  

“With all the news of redundancies in the area, it was really good to see a number of employers  committed to recruiting apprentices this year showing their support to the future of the oil and gas industry.”

Jamie Burns, general manager at Quartzelec, said: “Training and development of our staff at Quartzelec is key to the long term plan of Quartzelec. There is a skill gap across the industry and a well trained and integrated workforce is the key to Quartzelec to support our clients old and new in the offshore and onshore environments.”

Tullos Training works with employers in many different sectors including oil and gas, paper manufacture and building services engineering to name a few.

There are a number of Modern Apprenticeship training programmes currently available at Tullos Training. These include:

Mechanical Engineering
Welding & Fabrication
Electrical Engineering
Pneumatics & Hydraulics
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Electrical Installation

Tullos Training is your local training provider and we are here to help you with your recruitment, funding and guidance, training management, short courses, bespoke training programmes. For further information on apprenticeships or any other courses contact Jim Booth on 01224 872316 or j.booth@tullos


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