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HES stonemasons excel in national skills competition

HISTORIC Environment Scotland (HES) has hailed the achievements of its stonemasons at this year’s SkillBuild construction ‘skills Olympics’ in Edinburgh. Luke Maher, stonemason based at...

CITB invests in courses to fill construction leadership and management ‘gaps’

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced that it has awarded contracts worth £10.5 million to four UK-wide training organisations which will provide...

Scottish electrical apprentices triumph in UK-wide skills event

SCOTLAND'S electrical bodies have congratulated two apprentices from north of the border who triumphed in a UK-wide competition. The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB), Scottish...

SkillBuild 2022 winners announced following Edinburgh finals

THE winners of the SkillBuild National Finals 2022 have been announced, after almost 80 construction trainees competed over three days at the ‘skills Olympics’. Delivered...

SNIPEF honours top apprentices in the plumbing and heating sector

THE top apprentices in the plumbing and heating sector have been recognised with the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) Best Apprentice...

Energy Training Academy strengthens senior management team

THE Energy Training Academy has appointed Alan Earsman as finance director. A former senior finance figure with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Mr Earsman joins...

‘Fast-track courses’ are no substitute for proper electrical training

THE head of trade association SELECT has warned against the rising trend of 'six-week wonders' trying to enter the electrical industry after taking short...

Edinburgh College to host televised construction ‘skills Olympics’

TOP construction trainees from around the UK have been named as competitors at the SkillBuild National Finals 2022 at Edinburgh College. Known as the 'skills...

Partnership programme to inspire next generation of Winchburgh youngsters

WINCHBURGH Developments Limited (WDL), West Lothian College, and Winchburgh Academy are launching a 16-week 'developing Winchburgh' schools partnership programme. The mentoring programme, launched to celebrate...

Award-winning roofing apprentices recognised in Scottish Parliament motion

TWO Edinburgh apprentices have received recognition from the Scottish Parliament for winning the Roofing Apprentice of the Year Award, as part of the NFRC...

Scottish plumber earns Medallion for Excellence at international skills competition

SCOTTISH plumber Connor Cruden finished 7th in the WorldSkills Plumbing international competition in Lahr, Germany last week. The Turriff-based plumber was awarded the Medallion for...

Over 120 Edinburgh school kids to attend construction events

OVER 120 Edinburgh school pupils are set to attend two upcoming construction events as part of the Scottish Careers Week. The events, at Royston Wardieburn...

CITB report hails ‘quick response’ to sector challenges

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has revealed in its 2021-22 annual report that for the year ending 31 March 2022, the organisation invested...

Morris & Spottiswood awarded gold membership by 5% Club

CONSTRUCTION and fit-out specialist Morris & Spottiswood has been awarded a Gold accredited membership via The 5% Club’s 2022-23 Employer Audit Scheme. The award recognises...

Cruden recruits 27 new apprentices and trainees

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...

Groundforce Training honoured for work in water and wastewater sector

GROUNDFORCE Training is celebrating after winning a national award for work in the water and wastewater sector. Training manager Chris Gearren collected the Water Industry...

Aberdeenshire plumber to represent UK at global skills competition

AN Aberdeenshire-based plumber is set to represent the UK at the WorldSkills Plumbing Finals in Germany next month. Connor Cruden, who in 2020 completed his...

Apprentices hailed as a ‘credit to Fife’ after being recognised nationally

FIFE Council has hailed two of its building services apprentices after they were recognised at the APSE Housing and Building Maintenance Awards 2022. Held as...

Milngavie pupils excel during two-month construction programme

PUPILS at Douglas Academy in Milngavie have taken part in a dedicated construction and property programme. Designed to highlight how young people can pursue a...

Electrical sector welcomes ‘exceptional’ year for apprenticeship numbers in Scotland

THE Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) have hailed an 'exceptional' year for electrical apprenticeships in Scotland. The number of new...