Graham invests in developing Scottish workforce

L-R: Graham employees Darren McHugh and Thomas McGoran

GRAHAM has announced delivery of over £400,000 worth of training courses to its staff and supply chain partners in Scotland.

Over the last three years, the contractor said it has provided 30 employees with SVQ levels 7-11 qualifications (HNC to Masters Degree standard). It has also provided fully-funded training to 100 supervisors and managers within its supply chain to date.

During delivery of the University of Strathclyde’s new sport, health and wellbeing facility which was completed earlier this year, Graham and its supply chain supported 24 trainees, work experience placements and apprentices – all but one of whom are now working on permanent contracts. Established Graham employees also undertook a total of 31 training courses over the duration of the project.

Debbie Rutherford, community benefits advisor at Graham said, “We are committed to sourcing and offering opportunities to develop the skills of both our own staff, and those of our supply chain. We are also delighted to see the progress of those who joined Graham as part of skills development programmes, and who now work for us on a permanent basis.”