KIER Construction Scotland recently played host to Fulton MacGregor MSP, who visited the contractor’s newly refurbished Stepps headquarters to hear about the work the company is doing.
Fulton MacGregor SNP MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston said he was “delighted” to visit the refurbished Kier HQ and meet with the team.
He commented, “It was good to hear about the diverse range of projects that Kier is carrying out and their commitment to providing local jobs for local people to help boost the local economy.
“And as deputy convener of the Children & Young People’s Cross Party Group in Holyrood, I was equally keen to hear about the initiatives they have in place to inform and encourage young people about the construction industry.
“In particular I was impressed by their ‘Shaping Your World’ initiative where they have pledged 1% of their workforce to engage with schools and colleges to highlight the vast career opportunities that exist within this dynamic industry.”
Gordon Reid, business development manager at Kier Construction Scotland added, “I was pleased to welcome Mr Fulton to our new look, modern head office and introduce him to some of the 125 employees who are based here.
“Our construction expertise spans a number of sectors including education, healthcare and heritage, and we are expanding our order book and providing diverse employment and training opportunities throughout Scotland.
“Mr MacGregor was very receptive to the initiatives we have in place to address the skills gap, including our ‘Shaping Your World’ campaign to encourage more young people to consider a career in this thriving sector.”