Construction industry trainees

A SUCCESSFUL programme that has secured jobs in the construction industry for young people has just taken on a new group of trainees.

Now in its third year the construction employability programme gives local youngsters work experience and a guaranteed interview for real employment opportunities in the sector.

Developed by Dundee City Council and public and private sector partners including JobCentre Plus, Kilmac Construction and Advance Construction, similar programmes have already seen more than a dozen candidates who completed the programme secure and retain employment or further training.

This time round, key partners Advance Construction has used its new Livingston training base to deliver a number of courses to the group.

David Wilson, the company’s development director said: “We recognise how important community benefits are and we already have an established track record of delivering employability and employment opportunities for young people and vulnerable groups or individuals.

“We work closely across a number of our contracts with key agencies associated with these groups, including Dundee City Council.”

As well as health and safety and first aid training the eight participants have followed courses on plant and vehicle banksman skills, cable avoidance, asbestos awareness, personal safety and conflict management and employability.

The course concludes at the end of April.

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