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.

Long Service Awards

Staff with 8,336 years collective service are honoured at City Building’s inaugural long service awards

When Jim McLaughlin started work as a ‘runner’ at Glasgow City Council in 1967 The Beatles were in the album charts with Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club and Harold Wilson was Prime Minister.

That was 47 years ago. Jim from Royston in Glasgow is being honoured by City Building as the company’s longest serving employee. Jim was joined on the day by 250 of his colleagues including painter Robert Fisher from Easterhouse who has not had a single sick day throughout his 45 years’ working for the company.

This marks the first long service awards held by the leading Scottish construction company to recognise 250 of its employees with over 35 years’ service. The awards, which took place at the City Chambers in Glasgow, were an opportunity to recognise the company’s dedicated staff, some of whom have spent their entire careers contributing to its stellar reputation for quality and customer service.

Military veterans helped back to work thanks to new RSBi windows factory

28Veterans of conflicts such as the Iraq war and Bosnia are being helped back into sustainable employment through a new state of the art window factory in Glasgow.

Four long-term unemployed veterans were just some of the workers who met with Glasgow City Council Leader, Councillor Gordon Matheson, at the opening of the factory operated by Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) this week.

It is expected that the new facility will create around 30 permanent jobs in the area across manufacturing, surveying and installation.

The factory, located at City Building’s Queenslie Training Complex, has been made possible thanks to Glasgow City Council’s investment in new PVCu windows in schools across the city.