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Fife College secures £2m modern apprenticeship contract

FIFE College has been awarded a significant modern apprenticeship (MA) contract valued at £2 million. Skills Development Scotland recently announced modern apprenticeship numbers for the...

Glasgow training organisation to deliver post-Grenfell mandatory qualifications

GLASGOW-based training provider Share has announced it will deliver work across the UK as the deadline looms for mandatory qualifications introduced in response to...
Clark Contracts graduates

Paisley contractor celebrates hat-trick of graduations

THREE Clark Contracts employees have graduated with BSc Honours degrees in quantity surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University. Colin joined the contractor’s construction west division in...
Energy Training Academy classroom

Energy Training Academy to upskill hundreds of Octopus engineers

THE Energy Training Academy (ETA) is expecting to upskill around 300 Octopus Energy Group engineers in 2024 as part of a key training partnership...
Wallace Whittle office

Wallace Whittle to use expertise of retired engineers to aid development

WALLACE Whittle is to utilise the expertise of retired and retiring engineers to help aid in the development and growth of those within the...
Fife College students

Fife College students showcase their skills at Rothes Halls

BUILT environment and design students from Fife College have demonstrated their skills, hard work and achievements at their End of Year Show. Students from courses...

Wallace Whittle hosts largest academy training sessions to date with industry experts

WALLACE Whittle has collaborated with industry leaders to hold its largest academy training sessions to date. Over the course of two months, staff from the...

Falkirk youngsters get construction experience thanks to council policy

A number of 16 and 17-year-olds in Falkirk have benefited from work experience in the construction sector thanks to the region's local authority's approach...
Robert Gordon University

RGU graduate apprenticeship course secures CIOB accreditation

ROBERT Gordon University’s graduate apprenticeship (GA) in construction and the built environment has received professional accreditation from The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for...
Balfour Beatty ConStructEd event, West Lothian

32 students take part in latest ConStructEd event

WOMEN and minority-gender construction students from across Scotland recently completed the Balfour Beatty Equate Scotland ConStructEd programme in partnership with ConStructEd Scotland. 32 students from...
Graeme Binnie West Lothian Woodworking Initiative

Award-winning programme looks to inspire children into carpentry

THE West Lothian Woodworking Initiative, an award-winning programme for nursery and primary school children, is encouraging young people into construction careers from an early...
Scaffolding

NASC launches ‘groundbreaking’ solution to address talent shortages

NATIONAL Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced the launch of a 'groundbreaking' solution aimed at addressing the need for skilled young professionals in...
Robertson Investors in Young People (IIYP)

Robertson achieves Investors in Young People Platinum accreditation

ROBERTSON has announced it has been awarded the highest Investors in Young People (IIYP) accolade, receiving Platinum accreditation in recognition of its commitment to...
Lesley Grant

Apprenticeships: what employers need to know

Apprenticeships have become more common in recent years with around 37,000 modern apprentices engaged in Scotland across a wide range of sectors. Traditionally, apprenticeships were...
Formwork

Mandatory formwork training tipped to reduce risk of accidents

MANDATORY formwork training has been tipped to reduce accidents on construction sites. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported that of the total 135 workers...

Inverclyde geotechnical business aims to provide training for local people

A family-run Inverclyde business is hiring and training young people in the field of ground investigation, after the business owners accessed specialist advice from...

Electrical bodies praise Dufftown apprentice ahead of global skills competition

SCOTLAND'S electrical bodies have hailed a talented young apprentice who will compete at a global skills competition in France later this year. Danny McBean (21)...

Dougall Baillie Associates hail success of engineering graduate apprentice

EAST Kilbride-based consulting engineer Dougall Baillie Associates (DBA) has hailed the professional success of its graduate apprentice Megan McGaw. Megan, now a valued member of...

PDM and Huws Gray colleagues complete aspiring managers course

A dozen colleagues from PDM and Huws Gray have completed a training programme designed to support them on their paths to future leadership roles. The...

Applications open for built environment scholarship funding

APPLICATIONS are open for Built Environment – Smarter Transformation's (BE-ST) Accelerate to Zero Postgraduate Scholarship Fund. The organisation is funding postgraduate students who can help...