A Dundee electrical apprentice has beaten 500 others from around Scotland to take second at a national competition.
Paul Anderson, who is studying at Dundee and Angus College, recently competed in the electrotechnical Modern Apprenticeship competition (eMAc).
The competition is organised and run by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and aims to recognise the achievements of Scotland’s apprentices as well as demonstrate the level of skill and expertise that will be gained through an apprenticeship.
“Coming second in this competition is a massive achievement for Paul as this competition is open to all of the SECTT 3rd Year apprentices of which there is 500 across Scotland,” said Chris Parker, Electrical Course Leader at Dundee and Angus College.
“All the staff within the Electrical department at Dundee and Angus College are proud of his achievements and Paul deserves lots of credit for the hard work and determination he has shown not just for this competition but throughout his apprenticeship.”
The top apprentices from all across the UK will then be invited to go forward and compete in the UK skills competition final that is being organised by WorldSkills UK.
“It is hopeful that Paul has scored high enough to be selected for the UK skills finals,” Chris said.
Paul added: “I would like to thank McGill’s for giving me my apprenticeship and giving me a great start to my career.
“I would also like to thank everyone that helped and supported me throughout this competition.
“I am so pleased I won silver for apprentice of the year for Scotland and hopefully be able to compete in the UK final.”