CRUDEN Building Scotland has welcomed 27 new apprentices and trainees into the business.
Supporting the next generation of construction professionals, the company has recruited a number of young apprentices, including ten joiners, four plumbers, four bricklayers, and four painters. Five new trainees have also joined, three of whom will train as site managers, alongside a bonus surveyor and an estimator.
The new faces will form part of Cruden’s development team. The business will now have a total of 58 apprentices and trainees whose career progression is being supported by the company, as well as an additional 54 individuals who are working towards industry qualifications.
More than 100 candidates applied for a place on the four-year programme which allows them to undergo on-the-job training within their trade of choice whilst also working towards a formal qualification.
17-year-old apprentice plumber Greg Trainer said, “I’d been looking for an apprenticeship opportunity for a while as I liked the idea of being able to earn and learn at the same time. Whilst at school I carried out some work experience as a plumber and absolutely loved it so I knew this was the career path I wanted to take. I was absolutely delighted when I found out that Cruden had offered me a place on their apprenticeship programme! I’m really looking forward to further developing my skills and growing with the company alongside like-minded people.”
Apprentice development surveyor Fraser Lee added, “I’m excited to begin my traineeship in quantity surveying and join the Cruden team. Working towards my final qualification will be challenging, but I’m confident I’ll be given a high level of support and encouragement from Cruden to help me get there. Working for such a big company in the industry is a great opportunity. I can’t wait to learn more about their projects and get some hands-on experience in my new role.”
Allan Callaghan, MD of Cruden Building Scotland, commented, “At Cruden, we’re committed to investing in our future industry leaders by providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to reach their full potential. Whilst there are economic headwinds facing our industry at present, we believe that now, more than ever, we need to invest in developing the future talent of the business through our Cruden Academy.”