Our Academy formed in 2006 encompasses all employees undertaking modern apprenticeships and college and university courses. We ensure new talent is brought into the company and industry by employing and supporting people through structured training and development, vocational training schemes and also on a part time basis where we fund the course undertaken at College or University. These opportunities extend from trade operative positions through to Degree and Masters Courses.
As an Investors in Young People Gold accredited employer we regularly recruit new entrants into the business across all divisions and departments. We are also members of the 5% Club which is a commitment to ensuring at least 5% of our workforce are apprentices, sponsored students or graduates on formal training programmes by 2017. At present 13% of our workforce are on formal training programmes.
Over the past 5 years, 10 of our employees have graduated from college or university with formal qualifications and a further 24 are due to graduate by 2019. We currently employ 4 apprentices in the second year of their joinery apprenticeship and 11 in the first year of their trade apprenticeship.
We have a long standing relationship with Glasgow Caledonian University and 9 of our employees have graduated from GCU in the last 5 years. We are part of Glasgow Caledonian University’s school of the built environment Industrial Liaison Group further strengthening the links between subjects studied during the construction related courses at University and the needs of the industry ensuring graduates have the appropriate skills and education to succeed in their chosen role. We also have close links with City of Glasgow College, South Lanarkshire College and Edinburgh College with a number of our employees studying here.
New entrants into our Academy are supported not only by their Line Managers, but by trained mentors who are either already in the Academy or have recently graduated and progressed into more senior roles within the company.
Upon graduating from the Academy, employees are encouraged to ensure they are continually learning and improving by attending various CPD seminars and regular training courses relating to their role to encourage them to progress.
To find out more about our Academy, contact our Recruitment Manager, Craig McHugh, by phoning 0141 847 8787 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.