LOCAL MP Stuart Donaldson has visited Kier Construction Scotland’s Aberdeen office to learn about the firm’s initiatives to tackle the skills shortages currently being experienced in the sector.
Mr Donaldson, who is the MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, said, “I was delighted to visit Kier Construction Scotland’s Aberdeen office for the first time today as the new MP for the area. I’m very impressed by the commitment this industry leader shows in using local knowledge, local contractors and providing training opportunities for every one of their projects, which in turn helps to boost the local economy.
“I was also interested to hear about a number of new initiatives that Kier have put in place to address the current skills gap and to encourage young people to start thinking of a career in this diverse and very important industry.”
Sean O’Callaghan, Kier’s area operations director for Scotland, said, “I was pleased to welcome Mr Donaldson, the new MP for this constituency, to our Aberdeen office and introduce him to some of the 38 Kier employees who are based in the north of Scotland.
“It was a great opportunity to highlight our expertise across the wide variety of sectors in which we operate and to demonstrate how we’re supporting local economies through our supply chain and focus on addressing the skills gap.”