Patrick Wiggins, chief executive of Irvine Bay Regeneration Company, is to head up the joint bid Ayrshire’s three local authorities have agreed to progress plans for a scheme to boost infrastructure across the region.
A total of 60 staff at Stewart McNee (Dunoon) Ltd are being made redundant leaving just one employee in place. The family-run firm is now in administration, with losses being blamed on “tough trading conditions” and “significant cash flow difficulties”.
New figures show a dramatic rise in the number of people on modern apprenticeships. Analysis by the Scottish National Party of statistics from Skills Development Scotland reveals that 25,247 individuals began learning on the job in 2014/15 – up 59.7 per cent on the 15,803 recorded in 2007/08.
Stewart Milne Homes apprentice quantity surveyor Abbie Duthie (centre) shows pupils Natalia Lisowska (left) and Chloe Kelly (right) features of The Gardens at Crathes development Female secondary school pupils from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have gained an insight into exciting career opportu
Pupils in West Lothian and Highland secondary schools are set to benefit from a new foundation apprenticeship in construction which has been launched at the new Forth crossing. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Skills Development Scotland have been working with local employers, sch
Engineer teaching apprentices to use tube bending machine An extra £500,000 has been pledged to help attract a greater number of women and people from minority groups on to modern apprenticeship schemes.
Tackling skills shortages and developing the use of new building techniques have been highlighted as priorities in a new Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s construction sector released by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Published today, the new strategy follows consultations with employers,
Scottish construction firm City Building welcomed Annabelle Ewing MSP, minister for youth and women’s employment, to its RSBI facility this week as the firm highlighted its continuing commitment to encourage women to take up careers in the construction industry.