New research outlines firm’s impact on Glasgow

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A new study by the Fraser of Allander Institute has revealed the scale of City Building’s contribution to training and skills development in Glasgow.

The firm has provided 1,102 apprenticeships since 2007, with 94% of apprentices completing their training and 70% of time-served apprentices finding permanent work with the company. Additionally, 58.9% of City Building employees are either qualified or working towards a qualification. 

The report, which was published to mark the  contractor’s 10th anniversary, found that City Building supports a turnover of nearly £325 million across companies in Glasgow.

Stewart Dunlop, research fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute said, “The key findings of this study are estimates of City Building’s economic and social impact on Glasgow. The results demonstrate that the company’s activity has a very considerable effect on employment opportunities in Glasgow, by creating jobs for a diverse range of people and providing the skills and training required to achieve economic growth in the construction sector.”

Dr Graham Paterson, City Building executive director added, “It is extremely rewarding to know that our socially inclusive approach to employment and training is having such a positive impact on Glasgow’s economy and people. It was also satisfying to see that our commitment to training is producing such a skilled and productive workforce.”

City Building LLP was established in 2006 from the former building services department of Glasgow City Council to provide a range of repairs and maintenance, construction and refurbishment activities.