We are pleased to congratulate The Automated Technology Group’s apprentices on their outstanding performance in the WorldSkills UK Industrial Control Competition. Two teams from the company, which was acquired by Wood Group in September 2015, took part in the competition that tests control systems knowledge and technical skills.

The Gold Medal was secured by an ATG team for the second year in a row; Yestin Lamptey and Bradley Crisp will now proceed to the next stage of the competition. Last year’s medallists, Josh Russell and James Mason, also achieved a high score.

The Industrial Control Competition took place from November 19th – 21st, 2015 as part of The Skills Show in Birmingham UK.  Young people from across the UK put their control systems knowledge and technical skills to the test in front of an audience of 75,000 attendees.

Bradley Crisp, apprentice and trainee engineer for ATG says: “Taking part in the WorldSkills UK competition has definitely been the highlight of my apprenticeship so far. I am very grateful for this fantastic opportunity and would like to thank Josh Russell and James Mason for the training and mentoring that we received. I look forward to competing for a place in Team UK for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.”

Apprentices from both teams have also been nominated for Squad UK, which is a training and development programme designed to select the members for Team UK ahead of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Held every two years, the WorldSkills Competition is the largest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world and is attended by thousands of visitors. ATG and Wood Group commend their apprentices for their achievements and hard work and wish them all the best in the next stage of the competition.