Contractor retains Gold standard for investment in young people

THE CCG Group has announced it has retained Gold standard Investors in Young People accreditation.

The contractor said youth employment and creating opportunities is a ‘core focus’ for the business and its subsidiary companies, with over 10% of the 700-strong workforce in an apprenticeship or trainee role and nearly 200 staff members under the age of 28.

In August, in excess of 18 new entrants were employed across the CCG group as part of the company’s annual trade apprentice intake. CCG added that there was also a ‘renewed focus’ in providing modern apprenticeship roles in areas including administration as well as creating work placements as a direct result of community benefit initiatives driven by the firm’s housebuilding programme.

Managing director David Wylie said, “We are delighted to have retained the Investors in Young People Gold accreditation. It is common knowledge that there is a skills shortage across the industry but we do not want to labour on about the need for more skills replenishment – we act upon it. In order to drive quality standards and to make CCG and our group of companies first choice amongst our clients, we must and will always continue with our philosophy of skills development and training.”