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Glasgow firm welcomes 20 new apprentices

Twenty young people have started a trade apprenticeship programme with one of Scotland’s top construction groups.

Glasgow-based CCG (Scotland) Ltd will offer each of the new recruits an industry-recognised four-year training programme which will cover both practical and theoretical skills to fully equip them for a career in construction.

After the graduation of 4th year apprentices and 2018 intake, the total number of apprentices across CCG’s group of five companies is 70 – representing more than 10 per cent of the company’s workforce.  Each apprentice will focus on a specific trade and will receive one-to-one support from a fully qualified mentor throughout their programme. 

This year, the new trade apprentices will specialise in plumbing (6), bricklaying (5), joinery (5) heating engineering (2), and electrical (2) and have come from the regions of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paisley, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire. 

One of this year’s new arrivals is 17 year old Bradley Wilkie from Darnley. Bradley found out about CCG’s apprenticeship programme while undertaking a WorkingRite placement at one of CCG’s housing projects in Glasgow’s Nitshill.

WorkingRite helps to bridge the gap between school and work, offering young people essential work experience placements to help support future employment.

Bradley said:

“This programme will give me the skills I need to have a trade for life and I am really excited to get started. The WorkingRite programme allowed me to experience what a construction site was like and I really enjoyed the work as well as meeting lots of nice people so I must give thanks to my Site Manager David McMahon and all of the guys on site for their help along the way.”

In addition to the construction apprenticeship programme, CCG offers modern apprenticeship opportunities and trainee programmes for internal progression and to the external market. Each year CCG commits to employing a minimum of 25 people through these programmes which will see them gain skills in administration, estimating, buying, surveying, trainee site management, design or health and safety.

Alastair Wylie, Chairman and CEO of CCG, said:

“CCG has been fortunate to secure a steady workstream from our current Client base and irrespective of the level of economic uncertainty due to the UK’s BREXIT negotiations, CCG has continued to commit to our apprenticeship scheme promoting future skills replenishment within our industry.”

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