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Apprentice trio land permanent jobs at Fife plant

Three ExxonMobil apprentices have secured full-time jobs at the Fife Ethylene Plant in Scotland.

Ross Drummond, 25, from Kirkcaldy; Daniel Scobbie, 23, from Bonnybridge; and Zoe Smith, 21, from Lundin Links, have earned their places at the plant after completing a four-year apprenticeship scheme, reports Fife Today.

Ross trained as an electrical technician, Daniel studied instrument maintenance and Zoe studied mechanical maintenance. Ross and Daniel studied at Forth Valley College in Falkirk, while Zoe did one-year, full-time study at Fife College. All three then completed two years of day release at college, working the other four days putting their learning into practice at the Mossmorran plant. A final year working full-time on site completed the programme.

Now their hard work has paid off, with all three being awarded permanent posts. “I am absolutely delighted to get a job at FEP and I can’t wait to get started in September,” said Ross. “It’s great that all three of us have been given full-time posts – that’s a very high success rate, which says a lot for the ExxonMobil apprenticeship scheme.”

Jacob McAllister, FEP plant manager, added, “Our plant is founded on local talent that we can support and nurture. Over a third of our team started as apprentices and that’s something we are very proud of.”