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Amey uses government scheme to kickstart Scottish construction careers

AMEY has revealed it is utilising the UK Government’s Kickstart programme by converting participants into full time apprenticeships. Students who joined the scheme in 2021...

Project appoints mentors to help develop traditional skills in Fife

THE Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project has appointed two new mentors to work with individuals and SMEs in Fife who wish to develop traditional skills...

New path into construction could be created for those struggling to find employment

A new long-term unemployment scheme is set to aid those out of work in Aberdeen into sectors such as construction. The initiative will help those...

New careers service launches to tackle ‘chronic’ shortages in roofing and cladding sector

THE National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has announced the launch of a new careers service to help tackle 'chronic' skill shortages in the...

The importance of creating a pipeline of talent

By Martin O’Donnell, health and safety advisor at Akela Group THE construction industry has shown promising signs of recovery and new job opportunities are emerging...

Sector needs more support over recruitment and training

A construction recruitment specialist believes a long-term approach to training and development is necessary to help solve the escalating labour shortage problem. Richard Samuels, managing...

Youthbuild programme helps kick-start construction careers in Scotland

FIVE young people have started full-time careers in the construction industry after completing a four-week ‘Youthbuild’ course and two-week work placement, facilitated by GRAHAM...

Business highlights value of apprenticeships in helping to tackle sector skills gap

MANUFACTURER Russell Roof Tiles has revealed it believes attracting young people into the industry is 'essential' to tackle skills shortages. The business has highlighted three...

Award win shines spotlight on fast track apprenticeship programme

STEWART Milne Group is celebrating after being honoured with an innovation award for its approach to tackling skills shortages in the construction industry. Trade body...

Building services contractor hails success of in-house training programmes

ARC-Tech (Scotland) commercial director Alastair Graham has highlighted the importance of the firm's skills replenishment and development activities. In just five years, the building services...

CSIC and SEPA to drive net zero ambitions in construction

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have signed a formal agreement to support a sustainable future for the...

Argyllshire student named Britain’s top plumbing apprentice

A recently qualified plumber from Argyllshire has been named as the 'Best Plumbing Apprentice' by British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) at its annual Awards...

Glasgow construction firm earns royal seal of approval

PRINCE Charles has praised Glasgow construction firm City Building for its commitment to providing employment opportunities for a new generation of workers. The firm's executive...

Scottish electricians honoured at apprentice awards

TWO young electricians have been honoured at the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) Apprentice of the Year awards, sponsored by Edmundson Electrical. Cameron Wood was...

UK Government looks to get prisoners into construction

THE UK Government is to launch a new prisoner education service to train up offenders in construction and other vocational skills. It comes as Westminster...

Trade body welcomes increased diversity amongst apprentice plumbers

THE Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has revealed it has seen 'markedly' increased diversity amongst its most recently recruited apprentice plumbers. Alongside...
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Balfour Beatty to create almost 600 new roles for young people across the UK

BALFOUR Beatty has announced its intention to increase the number of apprentices, graduates and trainees by around 60% compared to its 2021 intake. The contractor's...

Scottish construction employers to play key role in apprenticeships review

SCOTTISH construction employers are being urged to come forward to help lead a review of apprenticeships in the industry to ensure skills and qualifications...

Innovative plumbing training solution shortlisted for industry award

SNIPEF (Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation) Training Services (STS), working as a task group with nine of Scotland’s colleges, has been shortlisted...

Digital construction students help NCL triumph at ‘skills Olympics’

NEW College Lanarkshire has retained its title as the best UK institution for skills provision after topping the medal leaderboard at a national 'skills...

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