Cresent’s Investment in Youth Pays Off

Cresent, the Control of Work and Operational Process Safety specialists are pleased to share the success of one of our interns through the Career Ready programme.

Photo 3 L-R - Aimee Mowat receives her award from Ian Nichol, Career Rea...

Aimee Mowat, who joined Cresent on a four week internship in 2015, was selected as the Aberdeenshire winner of this year’s Standard Life Sir Winfried Bischoff Award, which recognises the students who have made the most progress during their Career Ready journey.  Aimee was also the runner-up in the Engineering category of the prestigious AstraZeneca STEM Student of the Year Awards 2016, beating stiff competition from applicants across the UK.

Aimee said:  “Before Career Ready I wasn’t a very confident person and I had little experience working in a real job environment. Completing my internship at Cresent was a fantastic experience. During the four weeks I was given the chance to work in each department in the company, which gave me a great overview of what each team does and how they work together to keep the company operating.

I am now completing a four year Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship with the National Grid, based in both Nottinghamshire and St Fergus Gas Terminal. An apprenticeship is great because it allows you to gain a technical qualification along with real experience, with a job guaranteed at the end of it. In the future I hope to take on managerial roles in the Gas industry within National Grid.”

Deborah Yeats, Cresent Training Director, was effusive in her praise of Aimee’s contribution to Cresent during her internship.  She said: “Aimee’s positive, action-orientated attitude has helped her gain a huge amount through the Career Ready programme. During her internship she surprised not only me, but also my colleagues, as within a week she was successfully helping customers with their questions. Aimee is a star of the future and I am delighted to have been involved in part of her Career Ready journey.”

“Aimee’s success reinforces Cresent’s belief that investment in youth is important to help shape the future of our business.  Young people bring lots of benefits to the workplace – an innovative perspective, fresh ideas, enthusiasm and a hunger for knowledge.  Cresent’s commitment to the Scottish Business Pledge ensures that we will continue to support young people such as Aimee as they transition into the workforce.”