City Building supports young Glasgow talent

City Building is the latest company to join forces with MCR Pathways to give young people of Glasgow the career opportunities they deserve.

The MCR Pathways programme, Young Glasgow Talent, gives young people a bridge to a future of opportunity and employment, whatever their background.

City Building apprentices are twice as nice

City Building’s instructors are seeing double with this year’s intake of modern apprentices, thanks to twins being amongst the talented group.

Apprentice joiners Vittorio and Santino Pelosi, 19, are just two of the 58 modern apprentices who recently completed their induction period at City Building’s Queenslie Training Centre, with a number now starting to get their first taste of work on the job.

The group is possibly the most diverse intake in City Building’s 10-year history, with over 10 of the team being either female, a care leaver or self-identified as a minority ethnicity.

Trio of award wins for City Building – Article from Scottish Construction News

Celebrations at the Glasgow Business Awards

Glasgow-based City Building has been recognised for its people management practices with a trio of award wins in the last month.

The building contractor’s award cabinet has seen three new additions in the form of Diverse Social Enterprise of the Year, Public Sector Employer of the Year and a People Development Award. The company has been widely praised for its apprenticeship and training programs as well as its diverse and equal workforce.

City Building raise £7000 for Marie Curie

City Building staff raise £7000 for Glasgow hospice

After hosting a range of charity events from bake sales to back waxes, City Building staff have raised £7000 for the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow.

The funds which will pay for a day at the hospice were raised by the organisation’s employees as part of City Building’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Staff took part in tombolas, a sponsored football match, dress down days and a sponsored slimming. Some male employees also experienced the joys of their first ever back wax – all for a good cause.

Top marks for RSBi’s new learning centre

Top marks for RSBi’s new learning centre

A unique learning centre designed by visually impaired workers has been launched by one of Scotland’s leading supporting businesses.

The facility, at Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) in Glasgow, was officially opened today (Tuesday, October 4) by Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Employability and Training, following a £30,000 refurbishment.

RSBi, which is operated by City Building Glasgow on behalf of Glasgow City Council, designs and manufactures a wide range of high quality furniture for major construction contracts. More than half of its 260 staff have a disability, including visual and hearing impairments and learning disabilities. 

City Building Generates £5m Boost

City Building, the arm’s length firm set up by Glasgow City Council, generated £5.29m in returns to the city council, to be reinvested in services across the city, its annual results published this week show.

The financial results for 2015/16 reveal the funds returned to the city council are up 5.8% on last year’s figures, despite a fall in turnover from £215m to £209m.

The news comes as City Building, which employs over 2,000 people, prepares to finalise a 50/50 joint venture with the Wheatley Group, the parent company of Glasgow Housing Association. Both organisations signed up to the joint venture earlier this year in a move which will guarantee jobs and create thousands of apprenticeships over the next 20 years.