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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...

Safety guide published for apprentices returning to college

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has helped develop a new set of guidelines designed to keep staff and apprentices safe in Scotland's colleges...

Barratt pledges to take on 16 new apprentices in 2019

HOUSEBUILDER Barratt Homes has pledged to recruit 16 new apprentices in Scotland this year. The company said the move was part of its ongoing commitment...

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...

Health and safety training is more than just policies and procedures

By Lynsey Chambers, training manager, City Building, Queenslie Training Centre ALL employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their...

Mentors sought to help young people in Moray gain skills and qualifications

MENTORS are being sought for a programme which helps young people in Moray to discover and develop their talents to increase their employment options. The...

Fast-track joinery training programme launched for second year

CR Smith and Fife College have joined forces to run a 'pioneering' fast-track training programme for would-be joiners for a second successive year. Last year's...

National Timber Group launches Scottish management development initiative

NATIONAL Timber Group (NTG) has announced the launch of a new management development programme to boost career paths within the group’s companies in Scotland.  The...
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Balfour Beatty vows to increase employment of trainees

  BALFOUR Beatty has made a public declaration to increase its ongoing commitment to its apprentice, graduate and trainee recruitment programmes. The firm has pledged to...

Groups stress importance of pre-apprenticeship programme

THE Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) have stressed the importance of preparing the next generation of electricians...

New app aims to help construction firms achieve sales goals

A specialist training company is to launch a new business development app in a bid to help construction firms achieve their sales goal. The move...

Scots pupils to benefit from skills initiative

OVER 1,600 pupils in Scotland will benefit from the second round of the Building My Skills employability programme. The award-winning initiative, which brings together school pupils...

Housebuilder in contention for two top awards

MCTAGGART Group has been shortlisted for two separate awards programmes. The Dalry-based company is a finalist in the Business in the Community category of...

McTaggart Group looks to ‘kickstart’ careers of 55 youngsters

YOUNG people in the central belt are set to have the opportunity to participate in 'high quality' work experience with McTaggart Group. It comes after...

Edinburgh Napier University’s expanded facility tipped to help next generation excel in construction

THE expansion of a technology facility at Edinburgh Napier University has been tipped to give the next generation of engineering and construction leaders 'every...

Female joinery apprentices make history at New College Lanarkshire

THREE young women have become the first female joinery apprentices to start Modern Apprenticeship training at New College Lanarkshire. Hollie McArthur, Sarah Healy and Helena Montague...

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...

Building site visit highlights vital role of apprentices

A local MSP became an apprentice for the day after visiting a Bathgate building site. Gordon Lindhurst, a Lothian Region MSP, visited the 86-home Wester...

Covid-prompted change in attitude amongst youngsters to construction presents ‘prime opportunity’

THE use of social media to positively promote careers and apprenticeships in construction to teachers and parents could help ensure more youngsters join the...

Electricians of the future embark on pioneering new taster course

AUGUST 12 will be Celebration Day for a select band of Scottish  students who will just have completed a pioneering course designed to help young...