New trainees join CCG’s offsite manufacturing division

CCG (OSM) Ltd has commenced its recruitment drive for 2022 with the appointment of two new trainees.

New trainees join CCG's offsite manufacturing division

Stuart Hunter and Greig Barnstaple

Based in Glasgow, OSM is a division of the CCG (Scotland) Group, a key contributor to skills development and replenishment in the Scottish construction industry.

The firm employs over 120 direct employees with their new recruits, Stuart Hunter (29) and Greig Barnstaple (19), set to undertake training programmes in timber frame design and quantity surveying respectively in ‘offsite manufacturing’; a process that refers to the ‘design, manufacture and assembly of building elements at a location other than their final place of installation to support rapid and efficient construction’.

In the case of CCG OSM, entire walls (integrated with windows, doors, insulation, and linings) are completed in their bespoke factory setting before being transported to a construction site, principally supporting CCG (Scotland)’s delivery of over 1500 homes every year as well as care accommodation for the elderly, nurseries and schools.

The ‘offsite’ process is highly innovative and is seen as a key component to achieving Scotland’s ambitious housing and net zero carbon emissions targets.

CCG OSM director, David Crawford, said: “The Scottish construction industry has evolved greatly over the last 20 years and the CCG Group has been at its forefront. With impending changes to building standards and our move to become a ‘net zero’ economy by 2045, further evolution is ahead of us and ‘offsite’ construction methods will be vital in reaching the necessary, enhanced levels of performance and quality for new build construction.

“The modernisation of construction practices also goes in hand with our industry’s approach to skills replenishment and development. ‘Offsite’ is a scientific, technological process so there is a great opportunity to attract new talent to the industry as the market for this form of construction continues to grow.

“Skills replenishment and training is a key element of the CCG Group’s ethos and the appointments of both Greig and Stuart are examples of how we are continuing pioneer offsite in Scotland. I’m delighted to welcome them both to our business and look forward to seeing how they progress over the coming years.”

Alongside the divisional recruitment drive across their group of companies, CCG will also embark on its latest apprentice intake this spring with a call for applicants set to take place during Scottish Apprenticeship Week commencing March 7.

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