A City Building joiner, who carries out essential maintenance work at the Emirates Arena, will return to the sports stadium later this month, but this time he’ll be laying down his tools to get into the boxing ring.
As part of celebrating the Real Living Wage, Michael Matheson, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity visit City Building on Tuesday 6th November to speak to our apprentices. Alongside our new Chair, Cllr. Allan Casey they heard first-hand the excellent opportunities available for our young talent to grow.
Article written by Dr Graham Paterson
Executive Director, City Building
City Building were double award winners at last night’s Glasgow Business Awards organised by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.
City Building has enhanced its reputation as one of the largest employers of young people in Scotland by offering permanent jobs to 97% of their graduating fourth-year apprentices.
More than 50 joiners, electricians, painters and plumbers have been retained in response to growing demand for City Building’s services within the city. In the first year since the joint venture with Glasgow City Council and Wheatley Housing Group City Building has enjoyed a notable surge in its workload as private and public clients continue to invest in refurbishment projects throughout the city.
More than 200 staff from construction firm City Building attended a civic reception at Glasgow City Chambers as the organisation was presented with the Queens Award for Sustainable Development, the most prestigious business award in the UK.
City Building was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2018 on Thursday 30th August, 2018 by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Glasgow The Right Honourable Lord Provost Eva Bolander along with Ian Dickson the Lord Dean of the Guild from the Merchants House Glasgow and Dr. Alistair Dorward the Deacon Convenor of The Trades House of Glasgow at a prestigious Civic Reception in the City Chambers, Glasgow.
After last month’s publication of a landmark report which outlined the diversity performance at City Building, Kieran Findlay and Darren Robertson visited the company’s Queenslie Training Centre in Glasgow to ask executive director Dr Graham Paterson about what drives its promotion for social inclusion.
City Building is one of Scotland’s largest construction firms, with over 2,200 staff. The Glasgow business is underpinned by a unique social ethos which includes providing sustainable employment for a diverse range of people including those with disabilities and other under-represented groups.
As part of its socially inclusive approach the organisation has established a comprehensive youth employment policy, which includes a dedicated additional support for learning (ASL) schools programme.
A landmark report produced to assist City Building’s diversity drive has found that almost half of its employees come from geographical areas identified as being the three most deprived in Scotland.