Trainees secure jobs with Blackburn firm

Kurtis Anthony and Rogan Mackie with Wireline Engineering OPerations Manager John Coutts
Kurtis Anthony and Rogan Mackie with Wireline Engineering OPerations Manager John Coutts

Two trainees from a leading North-east apprenticeship training firm are taking their first steps on the oil and gas career ladder after securing employment with a leading, local name in the industry.

ITCA Training apprentices, Kurtis Anthony, (17), and Rogan Mackie, (18), have gained apprenticeships at wireline and well intervention technology specialist Wireline Engineering in Blackburn, Aberdeen, after completing the Entry to Apprenticeship (E2A) course.

ITCA, was established in 1989, and is one of the largest engineering apprenticeship-training firms in Scotland, providing training for young employees in sectors including, welding, fabrication, mechanical engineering, business administration and logistics.

The course which lasts for 20 weeks, involves a mixture of classroom based studies and practical work, and Kurtis and Rogan completed a four-week placement with Wireline Engineering as part of their studies.

The duo’s hard work saw them being offered permanent positions at the company with the opportunity to start their Modern Apprenticeship, with Kurtis taken on as an apprentice assembly technician, and Rogan as an apprentice CNC Machinist.