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Online seminar to explore the benefits of ‘cobots’ in SME businesses

SME businesses operating in Scotland’s engineering and fabrication sector can discover the benefits of cobots (collaborative robots) at a free online seminar on Thursday...

New retrofit training programme launched for construction workers

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is introducing its Low Carbon Learning programme, hailed as the UK’s first ever training course designed to give construction...

UK Government looks to streamline apprenticeship levy system

LARGE firms will be able to 'easily' pledge funds to smaller firms through a new UK Government scheme, in a move which Westminster said...

Housebuilder steps up training opportunities in east of Scotland

HOUSEBUILDER Dandara is offering experience and training opportunities in the east of Scotland to help young people pursue careers in construction. Dandara East Scotland is...

Human factors hold the key to increased safety

UNDERSTANDING interactions surrounding site banter could help measure human performance and help contribute to a reduction in construction accidents, an expert in human factors...

Engineering a bright future for new recruits

FACILITIES engineering specialist Edwin James Group is pressing ahead with ambitious learning and development plans, including a commitment to have approximately 15% of its...

Skilled refugees to boost Scotland’s construction sector talent pool

SKILLED and experienced resettled refugees living in Scotland - who could help tackle the nation’s construction skills shortage issue - are working as fast-food...

CITB earns sector backing for levy proposals

CITB has announced that construction employers have backed its levy proposals to support skills and training by way of the consensus process. 66% of the...

Bid specialist launches digital platform to help SMEs with public tenders

AM Bid has announced the creation of its first digital platform designed to help SMEs 'rebound' from pandemic-related challenges. The bid specialists have spent a...

Construction skills charity completes purchases from East Lothian Council

A construction skills training charity has completed the purchase of Black Bull Close and Backlands Garden from East Lothian Council. The Ridge provides skill training...

Glasgow firm welcomes record intake of apprentices

ARC-TECH (Scotland) Ltd has welcomed a record eight trade apprentices to the business this summer. The Glasgow-based firm specialises in the delivery of mechanical, electrical...

New climate emergency training developed for construction firms

A climate emergency training course has been created by Keep Scotland Beautiful in collaboration with McLaughlin & Harvey, GRAHAM, McAleer & Rushe and Henry...

Businessman to invest £3 million in energy training centres to tackle skills shortages

EDINBURGH businessman Mark Glasgow plans to invest £3 million in the creation of energy training centres around Scotland to help combat skills shortages. Construction is...

Engineering firm to create new jobs following expansion into stainless steel fabrication

A North Ayrshire engineering firm has announced it is to create new jobs, following its recent expansion into stainless steel fabrication. The move will see...

Grant funding to help refugees work in Scottish construction industry

NEW funding has been made available to aid Arabic speaking refugees in Dundee, Fife and Clackmannanshire access certification to work in Scotland's construction industry. It...

New SNIPEF appointments will tackle sector skill shortages

THE Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has appointed a regional support officer and business equality administrator. The moves are designed to tackle...

Dundee contractor reaffirms commitment to supporting next generation of talent

ELECTRICAL and mechanical contractor McKenna Group has appointed a graduate quantity surveyor at its Dundee home. Michael Crombie (24) joined the business on a part-time...

Contractor welcomes 13 new trade apprentices

CCG has officially welcomed 13 new trade apprentices into the business, bringing the total number employed to 44. The contractor's annual intake was launched during...

Cruden Group recruits nine new modern apprentices

THE Cruden Group has recruited nine new modern apprentices as part of the firm's commitment to developing Scotland’s future workforce. The new recruits will become...

Trade body backs ‘surge’ in youngsters considering alternative career paths

THE Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has welcomed the 'surge' in interest from school leavers in careers in the plumbing and...