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Career in Welding and Fabrication

21 February 2023

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Nigg Skills Academy Visit by DYW School Ambassador, Kellis F at Alness Academy

When I went to Nigg Skills Academy I felt welcomed and motivated.

We arrived at Nigg skills academy on the Wednesday morning and was checked in at the gates to be let in. When we entered the skills academy building, we were meet by the Business Development Executive, Ali Kennedy. He gave us a tour of the workshop and showed us some of the machinery they use and the welding booths as well as the projects the candidates have produced. He also explained the health and safety measures they take to ensure that everyone is safe. After we had seen the workshop, Ali showed us the classrooms and talked about the criteria one must meet to be able to work there

Ail spoke about what was involved in the course like, early mornings and working from home on Fridays and at North Highland College on Thursdays to help with maths, English and IT and the length of the course being 16 weeks. He also explained that the skills academy provides the safety wear like, boots and boiler suits also safety glasses. He also noted some of the qualities and skills they look for in the application process and gave some suggests of when to get applications for the course in by and tips on how to write a personal statement. After we had a look round the skills academy and talked to Ali, we left the building, and we were able to have a drive around the compound and look at some of the wind turbines and see how big they were.

“Overall, I thought it was an amazing opportunity for those who are interested in a welding and fabrication career as well as anyone who thinks a career at Nigg would be good.”