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Construction group announces 37 new trainees for 2018

A Scottish construction and manufacturing group has finalised their commitment to new entrants in their training programmes for 2018. Thirty seven new entrants are set to embark on a career path with one of the industry’s most forward-thinking companies.  

Cambuslang-based CCG Group is a leading provider of job opportunities and training and apprenticeship programmes. The business has 600 staff spread across a Group of five companies comprising full construction, manufacturing, planned maintenance and mechanical and electrical servicing capability. 

In 2017, CCG (Scotland) Limited - the major contracting entity within the group - recruited 17 trade apprentices and 15 management, professional and administration trainees. Building on this successful intake, CCG has committed to recruiting 15 trade apprentices and 16 management, professional and administration trainees, with 5 of the 16 commencing employment this month (January).  

Johnnie Baillie, Trainee Assistant Site Manager, is one of the 2018 new starts. He will be based at a project in Craigmillar Town Centre - a 111 unit affordable housing development that is being constructed by CCG (Scotland) Limited on behalf of Dunedin Canmore. 

Johnnie said: “I am delighted to have joined CCG (Scotland) Limited. The training programme will be a challenge but with the breadth of understanding I will get from such experienced professionals, there are no limits to what I can achieve in my career.”

Working alongside Johnnie, who will be assisted by a team of experienced CCG (Scotland) Limited professionals, will be an existing Trainee Assistant Site Manager as well as four trade apprentices. 

In addition to those recruited by CCG (Scotland) Limited, the other companies within the Group will recruit five trade apprentices and two management, professional and administration trainees in 2018. 

Alastair Wylie, Chairman and CEO of CCG, commented: 

“CCG foresaw changes to the construction industry a long time ago. We understood that our industry would one day become embroiled in a skills shortage that would be outstripped by an increase in demand post-recession. That is why we took the strategic decision to invest in our people, provide training and apprenticeship programmes, and always offer job opportunities where possible.

“Our commitment to retaining excellent standards is exemplified by the number of trainees we have taken on, bringing our total to 34 on top of the 71 trade apprentices employed across the CCG Group. We remain committed to offering opportunities for young people through a range of programmes as well as modern and construction apprenticeships and to anyone who wishes to take the next step in their career.

“This new intake of trainees will allow us to move forward in what will be one of our busiest years yet and I am confident they will do very well with CCG.”

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