Sixty new jobs as Clark Contracts secures new deals

Gordon Cunningham
Gordon Cunningham

Clarks Contracts has created 60 new jobs to support its continued growth across Scotland.

The new roles will be spread across the company’s main operating divisions and its two offices, covering the West and East of Scotland, and reflect a steady stream of new business wins totalling £26 million during the first half on 2015 ranging in value from £100,000 to £4.7m.

The recruitment process will expand the direct workforce at the construction, refurbishment and maintenance contractor to 260.

In particular, the firm’s maintenance division, which delivers planned and reactive maintenance and insurance reinstatement works, is employing over 30 new tradespeople, including joiners, plumbers, plasterers, electricians, roofers and decorators. The new arrivals will support the delivery of significant new contracts, including work from two of the UK’s leading insurance providers, Stirling Council, the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Grampian. Other new posts created in the maintenance division include maintenance co-ordinators, surveyors and administrators.

The recruitment process is already well underway, with 30 of the new posts filled. Across the company’s small works, construction and fit out divisions, estimators, quantity surveyors and site managers have joined the organisation.

Currently outstanding requirements are for quantity surveyors, site managers, contracts managers, an estimator and various tradespeople.

The new jobs include the company’s intake of eight apprentices across various trades. They will join the Modern Apprenticeship scheme, supported by the company’s Training Academy, where they will be mentored by previous apprentices who are now working as site managers with the company.

Four students from Glasgow Caledonian University have also joined the company to undertake six months work placements whilst finishing their degrees in construction management and quantity surveying respectively.

Gordon Cunningham, managing director at Clark Contracts, said: “There is no doubt that the market remains extremely competitive and it is against this background that we are so pleased to have secured a wide range of significant contract wins during the first half of 2015.

“In addition to recruiting the 60 new staff across all disciplines in the business, we are continuing to invest in our existing staff through our Academy and we are convinced that it is this investment in developing the skills and capabilities of our workforce that is helping us to win record levels of new business.”

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