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 wins big at Inspiring City Awards

City Building, was the big winner at the recent Inspiring City Awards taking home a gong as well as receiving a commendation.

The awards which were held on Thursday 11 September at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow where run by The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in association with People Make Glasgow – to celebrate the people and organisations that make Glasgow great.

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.

City Building’s education works

Leading Scottish construction company, City Building, has carried out £40 million of refurbishment and rebuilding projects across 106 Glasgow schools, enabling the company to create more jobs and apprenticeships as well as boost the local economy.

The multi-million pound works undertaken by the construction firm on behalf of Glasgow City Council include £20 million expenditure through its supply chain using local Glasgow contractors who pay the Glasgow Living Wage and employ apprentices.

As a result of this work City Building has been able to employ 140 time-out apprentices from trades including electrical, joinery, plumbing and painting and decorating, run post-apprentice training for 49 newly qualified tradespeople in order to build their skills and confidence and promote 17 of its employees from craft roles to management positions.

City Building wins S1 Jobs Award

City Building won the S1 Jobs Apprentice Award at a ceremony on 17th April, 2014. The judges said City Building had an excellent record of support and commitment in developing our workforce through our apprenticeship programme and commitment to building a sustainable future.

Well done to all involved.