Three FVC MAs land themselves Edinburgh Airport award

Soaring success

Three FVC MAs land themselves Edinburgh Airport award

Edinburgh Airport have awarded three of their Forth Valley College Modern Apprentices with an internal prize for their inventive journey.

Electrical MAs Grant Campbell (21) (4th year) from Falkirk, who is pictured here on the far left, Michael Taylor (22) (3rd year), also from Falkirk, pictured on the far right and Harry Chalmers (19) (1st year) from Larbert, had the objective to make or provide something that will benefit the local community in some way, as part of the Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge.

Their idea was to take an old X-ray machine that the airport no longer used and turn it into an interactive museum exhibit that would be donated to the East Fortune Museum of Flight for their modern aviation section. They reached the finals of the national competition and just missed out on a top prize.

However, their efforts have been recognised by their employers Edinburgh Airport, who presented them with their internal Celebrating Success Award for Engineering at a special ceremony held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in the capital on Thursday March 7.

Lorraine Kerr, FVC Business Development Partner, said: “The skills and information the MAs have gained during their apprenticeship has given them the confidence and ability to successfully complete projects of this type to enhance their apprenticeship. We are all so proud of them and they thoroughly deserve this recognition.

Brian Anderson, Senior Engineering Manager, Edinburgh International Airport, said “This project has demonstrated what MAs can achieve during their apprenticeship journey. They used tools such as a Project charter, CDM, CAD Sketchup, Lean manufacturing techniques and of course, electrical, electronic and mechanical skills to completion.”

 

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