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Builders back rise in grant funding for apprenticeships

SCOTTISH builders have backed a funding boost announcement for construction apprenticeships. The Scottish Building Federation has welcomed the news that from April 1, the Construction Industry...

CITB business plan aims to tackle ‘Big Six’ construction skills challenges

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has outlined plans to tackle what it describes as the ‘Big Six’ skills challenges facing the sector. Based on...

Scottish university students urged to push the boundaries on housebuilding

STUDENTS from Heriot-Watt University have been designing their homes of the future after teaming up with CALA Homes on a new initiative. The CALA Student...

Contractor earns recognition for work with young trainees

BUILDING contractor McDermott Group is celebrating after picking up the Best Newcomer accolade at the Action for Children Scotland’s Employability Awards. Earlier this year, McDermott...

“Healthy” intake of electrician apprentices revealed

OVER 700 young people have signed up for the latest intake of electrician apprentices, trade body SELECT has announced. The youngsters have signed up for...

Collaborative working delivers training boost

STEWART Milne Group and W M Donald have teamed up to support modern apprenticeships in the construction industry. Stewart Milne has added six new apprentices...

Lanarkshire architecture students complete industry placements

ARCHITECTURAL technology students from New College Lanarkshire (NCL) have successfully completed work placements across Scotland’s central belt. In news that bodes well for the sector’s...

Glasgow venue to host construction summit

CITY of Glasgow College is to host a National Construction Skills & Innovation Summit. The event, to be held on Tuesday April 30, will include...

Barratt’s search for an apprentice continues

Leading housebuilder Barratt Homes are continuing their award winning Barratt Academy apprenticeship programme with the recruitment of eight young apprentices this autumn. The eight young...

College reports record number of female engineering apprentices

FORTH Valley College (FVC) in Stirlingshire has recorded a record number of female engineering modern apprentices (MAs) for an academic year. 19 women have started...
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Glasgow apprentices honoured at awards ceremony

CITY Building apprentices were honoured at the Glasgow firm's annual Apprentice Awards ceremony, held in the City Chambers. More than 80 apprentices were shortlisted across a...

Paisley training centre plans designed to address construction skills shortages

JR Training Services has revealed plans to build a new training facility in Paisley to help tackle construction industry skills shortages. Plans for the purpose-built...

Scottish plumbing apprentice award winners announced

SCOTLAND'S top plumbing apprentices have been celebrated following the return of the SkillsPLUMB competition. Organised by SNIPEF, Scotland and Northern Ireland's plumbing and heating industry's...

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...

CITB’s employer network pilot to offer ‘sector specific’ support

EMPLOYERS can now receive advice and support from sector specific networks, as part of the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) employer network pilot. The organisation...

Glasgow construction firm begins process to recruit 55 craft trade apprentices

GLASGOW-based construction business City Building has opened applications for its 2023 apprentice intake - with 55 craft trade positions up for grabs. The firm currently...

Green Home Festival to showcase how to transform abandoned churches

RELIGIOUS and community groups are being urged to attend an event at the Green Home Festival on how Scotland's abandoned churches can be transformed...

Youngsters work with Levenmouth rail contractors to gain key qualifications

NINE young people have successfully gained a range of qualifications thanks to the Levenmouth Rail Skills Academy. The Skills Academy has run for the last...

Colleagues pay tribute as Anne Galbraith prepares to retire from SECTT

COLLEAGUES from across the electrical sector have paid tribute to Anne Galbraith, who is stepping down as chief executive of the Scottish Electrical Charitable...

Scots youngsters get lessons in traditional building skills

SECONDARY school pupils got to sample traditional building skills recently at a special event outside the Scottish Parliament. The event - part of Construction Scotland’s...