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Kickboxing champion encourages women to consider construction careers

TEN-time world kickboxing champion Brooke Reeves is taking on her second year as an apprentice electrician with Glasgow-based construction firm City Building. Brooke (19) recently...

Electrical bodies encouraged by ‘healthy pipeline’ of emerging talent

SCOTLAND'S electrical bodies are looking ahead to 2024 with confidence as new figures show a 'healthy pipeline' of young talent – but also insist...

Allied Surveyors Scotland appoints quality and training manager

ALLIED Surveyors Scotland has appointed Kevin Keane FRICS as its new quality and training manager. Whilst at e.surv Chartered Surveyors, he specialised predominately in residential...

CIOB sees surge in demand for building conservation learning

THE Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has revealed the impact of the pandemic and new legislation on the organisation's academy training courses. Demand for building...

Balfour Beatty boss delivers on Founder’s Pledge

BALFOUR Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has announced that ten successful apprentices from across the company and its supply chain have secured the Founder’s...

Roofing students benefit from unique insight into Kirkcaldy Campus upgrade works

STUDENTS from Fife College’s roof, slating and tiling first-year apprenticeship course recently received a tour of roofing renovation works at the Kirkcaldy Campus. The development...

Latest industry podcast explores challenge of training apprentice electricians

AN employer has been sharing his views on what it takes to train and develop apprentice electricians in the latest podcast from the Scottish...

hub South West supports STEM programme designed to address construction skills gap

HUB South West Scotland has teamed up with South Ayrshire Council, education consultancy Class Of Your Own (COYO) and local secondary schools to support...

SkillBuild 2023 winners announced

THE winners of the SkillBuild National Final 2023 have been announced, after 78 construction trainees from across the UK competed against each other over...

SELECT launches new EV charge points training courses

TRADE body SELECT has responded to growing demand for electric vehicle (EV) charge points by launching its first installation training course. Developed after consultation with...

City Building increases female participation in further education programmes by 66%

CITY Building has increased female participation in its further education programmes by 66% in the last 12 months. The Glasgow-based construction firm offers a range...

Salvation Army training scheme ‘changing lives’

AN army of CSCS card holders is being created in Falkirk thanks to the commitment and effort of two charity workers who have overseen...

Dalkeith training academy helps sustain positive energy around net zero

THE co-founder of a social enterprise training academy offering a range of net zero-related courses has admitted he has been taken aback by the...

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...

Construction charity backs new programme to help ex-offenders enter roofing sector

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is pioneering a programme which aims to help reintegrate prisoners into the workforce and help alleviate sector skills gaps. The...

Scottish plumbing workforce urged to help shape apprenticeship

SKILLS Development Scotland (SDS) and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) have launched a consultation with employees to help develop the...

Top construction trainees gear up for SkillBuild final

80 of the top construction trainees from across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are gearing up for the SkillBuild National Final 2023. More than...

Scotland’s plumbing and heating apprenticeship to undergo ‘comprehensive’ review

SKILLS Development Scotland (SDS) and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) have partnered to undertake a 'comprehensive' review of Scotland's plumbing...

Glasgow construction training hub welcomes thousands of youngsters in first year

KEEPMOAT is celebrating having welcomed almost 1,500 young people through the doors of its bespoke NorthBridge Training Hub in the Sighthill area of Glasgow. Launched...

Fife College offers record number of engineering apprenticeship opportunities

FIFE College has offered over 130 engineering modern apprenticeship opportunities throughout the region for the 2023/24 academic year. The number is a new record for...