SIX new apprentices have made the first step in their construction career with refurbishment and maintenance contractor Clark Contracts.
The firm said that since its third annual careers evenings, held earlier this year in Paisley and Edinburgh, it received over 140 applications. As a result, 53 people were invited to attend an assessment day, with the 25 highest scoring individuals asked to return for final stage interviews.
The six successful apprentices are spending four weeks working in various departments within Clark Contracts’ offices in Paisley and Edinburgh, before beginning work on site and commencing their studies at West College Scotland, Glasgow Clyde College or Edinburgh College.
The five joinery and one painting and decorating apprentice will join the contractor’s Academy, which features 20 trade apprentices and over 30 others across the business studying towards formal qualifications.