CCG BUILDING FUTURES FOR THIRTEEN NEW TRADE APPRENTICES
Glasgow-based construction and manufacturing group CCG (Scotland) Ltd has officially welcomed thirteen new trade apprentices to their business taking their official number employed to forty-four.
The company’s annual intake was launched during Scottish Apprenticeship Week (01/03/21 – 05/03/21) where a record number of applications were received within a period of just four days.
Each of the apprentices will undertake an industry-recognised, 4-year training programme across joinery, bricklaying and plumbing disciplines. The apprentices will gain on-site experience with CCG’s expert site teams as well as theoretical knowledge with partner colleges, all whilst earning a wage and valuable life experience.
CCG has been one of the leading advocators for youth employment in the Scottish construction industry for over three decades. The apprenticeship programme is complemented by a wide variety of training roles in surveying, site management and health & safety, amongst others, as well as a paid internship initiative that launched earlier this year.
In 2021 alone, seventeen trainees have been employed across CCG’s group of companies whilst a number of trainee and apprentice graduates have also been retained as full-time employees. Over a quarter of CCG’s 777 strong workforce is under the age of 28.
CCG Managing Director, David Wylie, said:
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome our latest intake of apprentices to the CCG Group. Our vision is to build a sustainable future for the construction sector in Scotland and in order for us to do this, we will always look to invest in skills development.
“A core objective of CCG is to support our people and give them opportunities through our award-winning apprenticeship programmes, training or further and higher education. We understand the value of what this can bring to our long-term business strategy and, crucially, to our people themselves. I look forward to seeing how our new recruits progress over the next four years.”
HR Manager, Lynn Stodart added:
“I have worked with CCG for over 20 years and I never tire of welcoming our new employees, particularly our apprentices. This year, we have five new entrants from Glasgow as well as Paisley, West Dunbartonshire and the North and South Lanarkshire local authorities which is a wonderful example of our commitment to providing opportunities across central Scotland. Our new apprentices – and trainees – join us at an incredibly exciting time.