College gives Dougie a unique apprenticeship

Dougie MacFarlane secures unique apprenticeship
Dougie MacFarlane secures unique apprenticeship

AN ENGINEERING student has secured a unique modern apprenticeship with Adam Smith College.

Dougie MacFarlane has been selected to serve his apprenticeship and apply his skills on a special new project to assist companies that need equipment or new products tested.

The 17-year-old from Orkney will be working directly for the college as part of the Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINS) project.

Dougie is ‘delighted’ to have been selected and added: “This apprenticeship will enable me to gain a wide skills base for machining, fabrication and welding to maintenance.

“I’ll also learn about renewables in the future”

Jennifer Thomson Young, Engineering manager at the college told the Gazette: “The COINS project is very exciting and will give Dougie a wide variety of skills that would be difficult to get anywhere else and which will help him achieve long term employment in the future”