Four new apprentices start careers at Clark Contracts



(from left to right) Dominic Larkin, Ryan Goodwin, David Cooper, Director, Stewart Smillie and Anthony Boyle
(from left to right) Dominic Larkin, Ryan Goodwin, David Cooper, Director, Stewart Smillie and Anthony Boyle

Construction, refurbishment and maintenance company Clark Contracts has kick started the careers of four individuals in construction.

The new joinery apprentices, who make up the first half of Clark Contracts’ intake of apprentices in 2015, will be mentored by colleagues who also began their careers as apprentices with the company and have now progressed through the company’s training programme to become site supervisors and site managers.

The four apprentices are Ryan Goodwin from Barrhead, Dominic Larkin from Castlemilk, Stewart Smillie from Dumbarton, and Anthony Boyle from Falkirk. They will spend four weeks at Clark Contracts’ head office in Paisley to give them a head start before beginning their college courses in August.

The new recruits will gain experience in working across all divisions of the organisation; Small Works, Construction, Maintenance, Fit Out and Joinery Workshop. The hands on experience gained whilst working on site will support the modules they will study at college.

David Cooper, director, Clark Contracts said: “We look forward to helping these young apprentices develop their careers in Joinery and hopefully progress through the company in the same way many others have before them.”

Clark Contracts is a member of the ‘5 per cent Club’, a nationwide initiative, which underlines its commitment to the recruitment and training of apprentices, students and graduates. As a member of the 5 per cent Club, the company is committed to ensuring 5 per cent of its workforce over the next five years are young people on structured training schemes. At present, the organisation is already exceeding this target with 10 per cent of Clark Contracts’ current workforce apprentices or students.



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