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Subsea 7 Apprentices Scoop Local and National Awards

8 October 2008

08 October 2008

Subsea 7 Inc (OSE Symbol: SUB), one of the world's leading subsea engineering and construction companies,has announced that twoof itsAberdeen basedapprentices have collected top awards inseparate award ceremonies recently, highlighting thetalent andtechnical ability of some ofits younger employees.

Ross Tindall,an Apprentice inthe'Graphic Drawing' functionatSubsea 7's Stoneywoodworksite in Aberdeen,achieved 2nd place in the National'Scottish Apprentice of the Year2008' competition, narrowly missing out on1st place by only 2 points. This was anotable achievement, especially as Rosswas theonly Trainee Design Draughtsmanto make it to this year'sfinals his fellow finalists in the competition were from Electrical and Mechanical Engineering backgrounds.Ross received his award at a ceremony in Glasgow on 19th September.

Also recognised for his achievements was John Skene, an Apprentice in the Mechanical Division atSubsea 7's Greenwell base in Tullos, Aberdeen,who won the'MostImprovedStudent' award at the Annual 'Score' AwardsatBanff and Buchan College of Further Education. He was presented with an engraved watch by the Chairman and CEO of Score Engineering Group on September 5th.

Robin Davies, Subsea 7's Vice President in the North Sea Region, commented on the success of both apprentices: I am delighted that two Subsea 7 Apprentices have beenpublicly recognisedfor their achievements. Their success is testament to the time and effort that goes into training and developing young apprentices within Subsea 7 and within their respective educational institutes, such as Banff and Buchan College. I look forward to offeringRoss, John, and all of our Apprentices, the opportunities and resources to help them reach their full potential.

Subsea 7 offers Modern Apprenticeships in a variety of disciplines including mechanical and electrical engineering. The Apprenticeship scheme takes approximately 4 years to complete and incorporates formal qualifications (up to HND level) combined with work place assessment which is competency based. More information on employment opportunities can be found on the Subsea 7 website: http://www.subsea7.com/.