OVER 10% of CCG’s workforce is now made up of apprentices following the latest intake of young recruits.
16 new modern apprentices takes the total number employed by the firm to 62. This year’s intake of modern apprentices, which will be based in Glasgow and Edinburgh, is made up of five bricklayers, six joiners and five plumbers.
The apprentices will be involved in a number of CCG projects including a residential housing development in Castlemilk and a mixed tenure residential project in Edinburgh. The apprentice plumbers and joiners will also work with CCG’s asset management division on building maintenance and upgrades.
Alastair Wylie, chairman and chief executive of CCG (Scotland) Ltd said, “Our apprentices are one of our greatest assets, bringing fresh enthusiasm, life skills and knowledge to the company. This year, we have taken on 16 new starts – three more than last year – including five bricklayers, which is an area we are seeing a real shortage of skilled workers.
“Each apprentice receives in depth on-the-job training and more than 10 per cent of our 600-strong workforce consists of individuals going through our apprenticeship programme.”