A group of apprentices from James Frew Ltd (GasSure), have been put through their paces by members of B Company 6 SCOTS, the Army Reserve unit located at Seaforth Road, Ayr.
The group had the day off from the training facility in Stevenston to be taken out of their comfort zones and spend the day at Craigengillan Estate Ayrshire, where they experienced individual and team building development exercises.
The exercises are specially developed tasks to build and strengthen core skills essential to military personnel as well as everyday use within a civilian workspace environment. Skills worked on included communication, observation, navigation, problem solving and leadership – key building block qualities to help individuals become more self-reliant in themselves, as well as a leader in the future.
David McFarlane, previously a Warrant Officer with 6 SCOTS and now Operations Improvement Manager with James Frew Ltd helped arrange the successful development day for 10 of James Frew’s latest recruits. He said, “It’s good to take the guys out of their normal environment and expose them to something different, which in the long run could help them develop new skills or sharpen those they already have.”
Roddy Frew, Managing Director, James Frew Ltd added,’’ The company regularly organise team building challenge-style events that allow employees to go out and about, work together, solve problems, strengthen relationships and have a good time in the process. James Frew have teamed up with 6 SCOTS for the second time. It is a very well organised, challenging day for the apprentices that they thoroughly enjoy. I am looking forward to next year already.’’