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Dundee trainees show Hart on course

(L-R) Thomas Malley, Marc Byres, Sean Murphy (Hart Builders’ assistant site manager and mentor) Jordan Anderson and Jon Colquhoun

(L-R) Thomas Malley, Marc Byres, Sean Murphy (Hart Builders’ assistant site manager and mentor) Jordan Anderson and Jon Colquhoun

A group of Dundee-based trainees have successfully gained full-time employment after completing an employability programme.

Five of eight candidates were offered a job with Hart Builders following their completion of the three-week Insulation Installer Employability Programme, which was devised and delivered by Hart Builders in partnership with Dundee City Council’s Community Benefit Programme.

The programme aims to give participants the specific skills required to become specialised insulation installers following the introduction of new building regulations in 2015, which dictate higher levels of insulation and air tightness in new homes to secure habitation certificates.

Originally, only four candidates were to be employed as insulation installers but Hart were able to offer an additional position as a labourer.

Gill Henry, head of business development at Hart Builders, commented, “We’re so thrilled with the success of the Employability Programme. All eight candidates were a great group of guys and all offered real potential.

“We originally planned to employ four insulation installers but it was really difficult to choose between them and although we couldn’t offer all eight a job, I’m pleased we were able to increase the number we employed to five and will be providing positive references for the three that were unsuccessful.”

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