Construction careers highlighted as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Hundreds of young people have taken part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week events led by infrastructure giant Robertson Group. As part of its ambition to highlight the various opportunities in the built environment industry for young people, Robertson ran a series of activities across the areas it operates in Scotland and Northern England. Events included More...

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By Editor On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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What will Carillion’s collapse mean for the training sector?

Rear view of supervisors walking at construction site The construction industry is going through a bit of a shake-up at the moment, with Carillion’s collapse right at its centre. Carillion went into liquidation, More...

By Editor On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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NCH and plumbing apprentice both recognised at National Apprenticeship Awards‏

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) was recently named one of the top 100 apprenticeship employers in the country at this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards. ‏ ‏The awards, which took place at the Grosvenor House More...

By Editor On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Edinburgh students build their futures in the construction industry

Pic Greg Macvean – 08/12/2017 – 07971 826 45715 year olds Jordan Walls and Jay Anderson who are on placements with Robertson where they are learning trades and will be joining fulltime next year. Jordan More...

By Editor On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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NFB Midlands contractors committed to training the construction workers of tomorrow

Two members of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) based in the Midlands have recruited new apprentices to develop a successful career within the industry and help to tackle the skills crisis. Deeley Construction, More...

By Editor On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Screwfix invests in the future of trade with new course and purpose-built construction centre at Yeovil College

Leading trade retailer, Screwfix, has partnered with Yeovil College to launch a pilot course covering core construction skills for year 10 and 11 pupils. The course aims to educate young people about a successful More...

By Editor On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Two construction firms benefit from apprenticeship sholarship

Two construction firms have benefited from a national scholarship scheme which enables them to take on an apprentice who is entirely funded to work for them for 12 months. The initiative was launched by leading More...

By Editor On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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Two thirds of electricians want their children to take up the trade

Amid crippling university fees and a sluggish graduate employment market, new research1 by Newey & Eyre reveals that the many of today’s electrical contractors would rather their children take up the trade More...

By Editor On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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Builders’ merchant Jewson has named Carley Doolan as the winner of its Young Tradesperson of the Year competition. The judges commented that Carley, aged 27, from Newcastle, is a hugely talented and focussed More...

By Editor On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Metrotile appoint Glenn Everest to lead training

Lightweight steel roofing company Metrotile UK has announced the appointment of Glenn Everest to lead its training operations. Glenn, who boasts more than 40 years’ experience in fitting lightweight steel roofing More...