Project Scotland

Training

Invest in apprenticeships and everybody will win

By Dr Graham Paterson, executive director, City Building IMAGINE how much your business could save if you didn’t have to undertake an expensive recruitment …

Apprenticeship Week is “perfect platform” to highlight opportunities

SCOTTISH construction apprentice numbers are at a six-year high, according to new figures published ahead of Scottish Apprenticeship Week. In 2016, CITB …

Stonemason learns new trade via Modern Apprenticeship

A stonemason who decided to embark on a new career after the recession hit his business is on course to become a joiner through an adult apprenticeship. …

Apprentices to benefit from equipment donation

A donation from a local security firm has resulted in enhanced training for Modern Apprentices at New College Lanarkshire. Cumbernauld-based VWS Ltd has …

Employer views sought over 2018 Levy proposal

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has launched what the organisation described as its biggest ever consultation over the 2018 Levy proposal. …

Consultation to start on new CITB levy proposal

CITB has launched its new levy proposal for industry, which would see a reduction in the levy for all firms to fund a new “more relevant” offer …

RSBi workers embark on healthy working programme

A group of Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) employees have lost more than 25 stones after taking part in a workplace weight management programme. …

New apprentices impress at James Frew

James Frew has opened its doors to the latest intake of apprentices joining the Ayrshire building services firm. The four youngsters, from Glasgow and …

CITB chief executive to stand down

ADRIAN Belton is leaving his role as chief executive of CITB at the end of the year, the organisation has announced. Sarah Beale, currently chief financial …

“Single vision” needed to attract fresh talent

The CITB’s strategic partnerships director for Scotland has called on the construction sector to adopt a “single vision” to help attract more youngsters …