CCG looks to build futures with 2021 apprentice intake

Matthew Skilling and Liam Gill are apprentices on CCG’s East Whitlawburn regeneration project

CCG has confirmed its annual apprentice intake for 2021 will include two spaces aimed exclusively at people who were made redundant as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The contractor revealed applications for this year’s programme were launched during Scottish Apprenticeship Week, with up to twelve places being made available in areas such as vocational training as well as bricklaying, joinery and plumbing trades.

Successful applicants will start their 4-year programme in August. CCG currently has 56 apprentices, over 30 trainees and up to 150 staff members under the age of 28.

CCG MD, David Wylie, said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be welcoming new apprentices to CCG in 2021. The very fabric of our business is engrained with a philosophy of youth development and training and we are very much of the belief that to have sustained success within our industry, we must continue to invest in our young people.

“The last year has been extremely challenging for us all, especially our younger generation, but I have seen efforts of the young men and women across our group and I know we are in good hands for the future.”

Lauren McKenna, a 3rd year plumbing apprentice

CCG revealed that it works in partnership with local authorities, Registered Social Landlord clients and academic institutions to create their apprenticeships.

Group HR manager, Lynn Stodart, added, “Our mantra – Building Futures – is underpinned by deep-set values of trust and integrity. We have worked hard to build a strong reputation for benefitting the communities where we operate through jobs, training and direct investment. I am thankful for our client’s continued support and the efforts of our academic partners that are helping us create opportunities in communities. We will welcome our new entrants with open arms to what will hopefully be a long and successful career.”