Minister praises City Building’s leadership on encouraging women in construction

Leading 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.

During her visit Ms Ewing met with a number of female apprentices and tradespeople who shared their experiences of working for the company.

City Building has played a leading role in supporting women to take up careers in the construction industry, with the most recent figures from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) showing that the company is responsible for employing a quarter of all female construction apprentices in Scotland.

Garrowhill Primary School Opens

It’s a family affair as Glasgow’s newest school opens – at a cost of £11.5 million.

Crumbling Garrowhill Primary School has been replaced with a state-of-the-art new building. And it was a real community effort as local parents were involved in the build, including dad Scott Stewart. Mr Stewart is Senior Electrical Contracts Manager for City Building, which ran the project, and oversaw the electrical work in the school. His two daughters, Aimee and Nicole, are in primary two and primary five.

City Building gives big to good causes

Leading Scottish construction company, City Building, has presented two charities with £10,000 each following successful fundraising activities.

The cheques were awarded to Kidney Research UK and Beatson Cancer Charity at Glasgow City Chambers following a charity golf day jointly organised by the company, and the Lord Provost’s and International Office, at Sandyhills Golf Course at the end of last year.

City Building with support from its suppliers and staff from the Lord Provost’s and International Office raised the money organising a range of activities including auctions, longest drive competitions and beat the pro challenges.

City Building selected Beatson Cancer Charity and Kidney Research UK as their corporate charities in early 2014 as part of its community engagement programme allowing the firm to give something back to the city.

City Building delivers 81 new apprenticeships in 2014

Leading Scottish construction company City Building (Glasgow) LLP continues to lead the way in delivering apprenticeships.

City Building, Glasgow City Council’s arm’s length construction firm, has recruited 81 apprentices this year and offered contract extensions to 127 time out apprentices.

The apprenticeships have been created in construction, painting and decorating, electrical, plumbing and administration.

As one of the country’s leading providers of apprenticeship and training opportunities, addressing youth unemployment is a key commitment of City Building.

City Building shortlisted for Excellence in Skills and Learning

This award looks for organisations who demonstrate commitment to the learning and development of the workforce and where appropriate, the supply chain. Shortlisted organisations will have shown they prioritise the pursuit of business excellence through the knowledge and skills of their staff and demonstrate a strategic commitment to learning throughout the organisation, recognising the importance of the continual development of staff skills.

Stage Set for Glasgow War Tribute

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty visited apprentices involved in the city’s preparations for the commemoration of the First World War.

On August 4th, Glasgow will host the first and largest of three national events to mark the 100th anniversary of the UK’s entry into the conflict.

Second Long Service Award

Staff with more than 7,538 years collective service are honoured at City Building’s long service awards.

Leading Scottish construction company City Building honoured its hard working staff recently by recognising employees with more than 30 years’ service with the company as part of its second long service awards this year.

City Building celebrates its talent at its eighth annual Apprentice Awards

Leading Scottish construction company, City Building, has rewarded the tradespeople of tomorrow at its annual Apprentice Awards which took place on Friday 20 June.

More than 60 apprentices across all sectors of the business including, administration, plumbing, joinery, and electrical were shortlisted for the awards which took place at the City Chambers in Glasgow. The event celebrated the excellent work carried out by the company’s emerging talent.

20 awards were handed out at the event which saw apprentice joiner, Anthony Clarke, named City Building Apprentice of the year.

Unique City Building apprenticeship helps Brooke join the “”family business””

A young apprentice is on the way to becoming one of Scotland’s only female lift engineers with the help of leading construction company City Building.

Brooke Martin (17) from Riddrie had been fascinated by engineering from a young age from watching her dad working and she knew that she wanted to follow in his footsteps by pursuing a career in the industry.

Glasgow 2014 opens up opportunities through Supported Business Contracts

Glasgow 2014 today (Monday 28 April) announced around £1 million worth of Supported Business Contracts for the Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow 2014 has awarded five Games-related contracts to four Scottish-supported businesses.

Employing around 1,000 people and with a turnover of more than £32 million per annum, Scotland’s Supported Business Sector provides employment to people with disabilities and a potential pathway into the open labour market.

Today’s announcement is further evidence of the business legacy that is being secured by Scotland’s hosting the Games and the lasting physical, social and economic benefits to the people of Scotland.