The Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore today met with David McGinley, Business Development Manager and John Gardner Head of Government Relations at Babcock.
The Minister met privately with the Babcock management before being given a tour of the yard by Mr McGinley. Mr Moore then spoke with Trade Unions before departing.
Following the visit Mr Moore said:
“I enjoyed my visit to Babcock today. We talked about the importance of ship-refitting and engineering to the Scottish economy, and I saw for myself some of the impressive work that is underway.
“Babcock supports over 4,000 permanent jobs in Scotland, and has nurtured a very skilled workforce. I am also very impressed with their apprenticeship scheme which will retain those skills in Scotland.”
Commenting on the Secretary of State for Scotland’s visit to Babcock, David McGinley said ”We were delighted to host the minister to give him a clear overview of the important projects, currently being undertaken here at Babcock, Rosyth, in particular the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers and naval ship refitting. He also took great interest in our apprentice and graduate training programme recognising that these are key tenets of our business going into the future.”