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DM Hall set for ‘record’ year as six young recruits triumph in RICS assessments

DM Hall has announced that its 2020/21 cohort have passed the final professional hurdle of their training with 'flying colours' despite the pandemic-related challenges...

Barratt highlights success of its ASPIRE programme

BARRATT Developments has highlighted the success of its ASPIRE programme, following warnings over the construction skills gap. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reported that...

Network Rail takes on first cohort of placements as part of kickstart scheme

TWELVE young people have become the first to join Network Rail as part of the UK Government's kickstart scheme. The initiative, prompted by the Covid-19...

CITB looks for senior construction figure to help shape future skills in Scotland

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it has a Nation Council chair vacancy for Scotland. The organisation revealed it is looking for a...

Arc-Tech welcomes firm’s first apprentice graduates to become qualified tradespeople

BUILDING services specialist Arc-Tech (Scotland) is celebrating the firm's first ever apprentice graduates becoming qualified tradespeople. The Glasgow-based company, which was founded in 2016, provides mechanical,...

NCL students take creative approach to work experience with Sweco

STUDENTS at New College Lanarkshire (NCL) have completed 'virtual' work experience placements with engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco, after Covid-19 restrictions stopped their usual plans...

Procast employee earns top roofing apprentice accolade

PROCAST employee and new dad Conor Reid has been named Apprentice of the Year in Roofing in west central Scotland. Conor, who is in his...

Trade body hails ‘very heartening’ response from plumbing employers to apprentice grant scheme

PLUMBING employers have 'exceeded all expectations' regarding apprentice intake according to SNIPEF, the sector’s trade association, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. By the...

Timber technology teaching marks a new era for construction education

A Scottish professor is to lead the introduction and establishment of a new method of academic construction delivery focusing on timber technology. Professor Robert Hairstans...

Robert Gordon University to offer over 200 graduate apprenticeship opportunities

ROBERT Gordon University (RGU) has announced it is to offer over 200 fully-funded graduate apprenticeship opportunities for entry in 2021. The Aberdeen university confirmed that...

CITB vows to support training and address key challenges in Scotland

THE CITB has revealed that supporting construction businesses while ensuring new recruits are welcomed into the industry are the key goals of the organisation's...

New Passivhaus training launched for Scotland’s construction workers

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a new initiative to train construction professionals in Passivhaus standards. Working with a range of experts, CSIC revealed...

CITB business plan prioritises ‘core’ training and skills needs

CITB has published its 2021/22 business plan and revealed it is underpinned by supporting employers’ core skills and training needs and tackling long-term people and...

Trade body launches new guides to stress importance of correct training routes

SELECT has launched a new series of recommended training routes to provide 'clear advice' on the path to becoming a qualified electrician in Scotland. Developed...

CITB in construction colleges U-turn

CITB has announced it is no longer planning to sell its construction colleges at Bircham Newton in Norfolk and Inchinnan in Renfrewshire. The decision comes after...

Scottish Construction Leadership Forum seeks views on training and skills issues

THE Scottish Construction Leadership Forum has announced it is engaging with every part of the industry to seek its views on training provision and skills shortages. The Forum,...

Housebuilder tips apprenticeships to have greater appeal post-Covid

A survey of over 1,000 young people has found that 42% are more likely to consider an apprenticeship in the wake of the Covid-19...

Construction and engineering students to be prioritised for on-campus learning return

THE dates for Scotland's gradual easing of lockdown have been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. With most construction sites remaining operational throughout the current...

New funding announced to train energy efficiency professionals

NEW energy efficiency training funding has been made available for people in Scotland who have either lost their jobs or are at risk of...

CCG looks to build futures with 2021 apprentice intake

CCG has confirmed its annual apprentice intake for 2021 will include two spaces aimed exclusively at people who were made redundant as a result...
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