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See details of local industry events, support and networks

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support to grow your business

Aberdeen Business Boosters

Aberdeen City Council currently runs a number of Business Growth workshops to assist local companies.

See local events for Aberdeen Business Boosters

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) helping people achieve career success and supporting businesses with their goals and growth.

myworldofwork.co.uk – The help you need for the career you want.
ourskillsforce.co.uk – Making skills work for employers.
apprenticeships.scot – Find an apprenticeship. Recruit an apprentice.
sds.co.uk – Making skills work for Scotland.


Department of Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus provides resources to enable job-searchers to find work in construction, through Jobpoints (touch-screen computer terminals), Jobseeker Direct (telephone service) and the Jobcentre Plus website.

Twitter @JCPinNorthScot

Help to train, recruit and retain your staff

The Aberdeenshire Training Allowance

The Aberdeenshire Training Allowance is delivered by Aberdeenshire Council and is part of the Scottish Government’s No One Left Behind (NOLB) funding stream which aims to provide the right support for people requiring additional support to participate in the labour market; for disabled people and other equality groups experiencing disadvantage in the labour market; and for people who need a second chance to find and sustain work. The Scottish Government believes that delivering this agenda is vital to ensure a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

The scheme lasts for 26 weeks and will provide employers with a £4000 grant for training in the workplace (split into 3 instalments at 4 weeks, 13 weeks and 26 weeks). Participants will receive regular one-to-one support from an Employment Support Team Keyworker along with an assessment of their immediate and future skills needs.

Application forms can be obtained from The Employment Support Team

Training groups

Grampian Construction Training Group
Contact: Fiona Main
Group Administrator
Please note I am in the office Tuesday -Thursday 9.30am-4.00pm


Shetland Construction Training Group
Contact: Fiona Stirling
Group Training Officer

 
Highland Construction Training Group
Contact: Winnie

Your local adviser

Alastair Melvin

CITB Adviser

M: 07834 941284

E:   alastair.melvin@citb.co.uk

Contact your local CITB apprenticeship team

Where Who How
 Aberdeen City

Claire Gordon

 Aberdeenshire 

Ray Skene

Matthew Agnew

James Doleman

e-mail: james.doleman@citb.co.uk

 Moray Gillian McKenzie

Fiona McKenzie

 Shetland

Carrie Ann MacDonald

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support to grow your business

Argyll and Bute Business Gateway

Business Gateway Argyll and Bute offers free and impartial business advice to anyone wanting to start up or develop a business within the area.

https://www.bgateway.com/local-offices/argyll-and-bute/local-support

Support and services to help you recruit and train staff

Skills Development Scotland promotes skills for business through its website  Our Skills Force, with tailored support for your business.

https://www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/

Argyll and Bute Council provide regular alerts on new funding opportunities for businesses.

https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/community-life-and-leisure/new-months-funding-alert

Training groups in your area

Argyll Construction Training Group

Construction employers in the Argyll area

Key contact: Aileen Nicholon ()
Chair of the group: Gillies Brown ()

Your local CITB Adviser

Laura Stoddart

Contact your local CITB apprenticeship team

WhoWhereHow
Dianne Smith Argyll and the Islands
CITB (Scotland North)
  • Mob: 07843 468 001
  • Email: dianne.smith@citb.co.uk
David McShane Cowal and Bute
CITB (Scotland West)
  • Mob: 07557 812601
  • Email: David.McShane@citb.co.uk

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support for your business

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Lothian links schools and employers. 

West Lothian employers who are looking to engage with local schools or recruit apprentices in their local area can contact Arlene Nicol  through their website.

Edinburgh Business Gateway can help with advice, support and training for businesses

Support for training and recruiting staff

Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh offer fully funded graduate apprenticeships in Civil Engineering and Construction and the Built Environment. For more information contact Derek Thomson through their website.

Edinburgh’s Employer Recruitment Incentive (EERI) is a limited amount of funding through Scottish Governments ‘No One Left Behind’ 2019/20 funding stream. The fund supports unemployed people with the greatest barriers to employment find meaningful jobs, including Modern Apprenticeships. 

Training groups in your area

Dunedin Construction Training Group

Building Contractors Training Group (BCTG)

Scottish Specialist Contractors Training Committee (SSCTC)

Scottish Civils Training Group (SCTG)

Contact your local CITB Adviser

Sarah Forbes

I’ve been working with CITB for many years and cover Edinburgh, the Lothians and Clackmannan. I can help employers access CITB grants and funding for eligible training being carried out within the business. I also work closely with my Apprenticeship Officer team. I sit on the Board for Developing the Young Workforce West Lothian and help bridge the gap between local West Lothian school pupils and businesses.

Contact your local CITB apprenticeship team

There are 14 different Apprenticeship Officers in the area covering many trades at Edinburgh College, West Lothian College and Fife College.

To find your best fit, first contact Walter Kerr who can line you up with the right person:

  • Email: walter.kerr@citb.co.uk
  • Mobile: 07767 243 275

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support for your business

Business Gateway Dumfries and Galloway

The business gateway is part of the national growth Hub network.

You can access expert support, diagnostic services, signposting and free workshops to help your business growth. Get in touch to speak to an adviser.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

SDS has set out how it will enable people, mobilise employers and collectively create a more dynamic, responsive skills system, towards achieving our shared ambition for Scotland. Contact numbers for specific areas are:

  • Dumfries - 01387 272500
  • Newton Stewart and Stranraer - 01776 889 793
  • Hawick, Galashiels and Kelso – 0800 9178000

Conservation Area Regeneration scheme (CARS)

The Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) programme can offer grant of up to £2 million to support cohesive heritage-focused community and economic growth projects within Conservation Areas across Scotland.

Before you apply, please get in touch:

D&G Construction Forum

The forum has established itself and caters for the Dumfries and Galloway region for likeminded employers and Business owners to come together to discuss ongoing regional issues within the Construction industry, it also provides a good networking platform.  

Training groups in your area

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

Contact your local CITB Adviser

James (Jim) Halliday

Contact your local CITB apprenticeship team

Who Where How
Ian Jamieson Dumfries & Galloway
Barbara Hastie Borders

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

 Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support for your business

Business Gateways

The business gateway is part of the national growth Hub network.

You can access expert support, diagnostic services, signposting and free workshops to help your business growth. Get in touch to speak to an adviser.

Angus:

Fife:

Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

SDS has set out how it will enable people, mobilise employers and collectively create a more dynamic, responsive skills system, towards achieving our shared ambition for Scotland.

For example:

Support for training and retaining staff in your area

There are offices for the Developing the Young Workforce programme in your area:

Training groups in your area

There are two established Training Groups in the area.

Contact your local CITB Adviser

Graham S Donachie

Contact your local CITB apprenticeship team

Dundee city/Perth and Kinross/Angus

Who Where How
Margaret Pole

Perth - carpentry and joinery


Kirsty Duncan

Dundee - carpentry and joinery, wood machining


James Anderson

Angus - carpentry and joinery, roof slating and tiling


Elaine Kerr

Painting and decorating, Bricklaying


Jimmy Stirling

Scaffolding, general construction operatives

Fife

 Who
 Where/occupation  How
Kim Scanlin Carpentry and joinery
George Gilchrist Bricklaying, Painting and decorating, Roof slating and tiling.
  • E:

george.gilchrist@citb.co.uk


What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support for your business

Business Gateways

The business gateway is part of the national growth Hub network.

You can access expert support, diagnostic services, signposting and free workshops to help your business growth. See details on your area website and get in touch to speak to an adviser.

Supplier Development Programme

If you’re a Scottish SME or third sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, this website can help. the Supplier Development Programme offers expert training, support and information to help you win work and grow your business.

Support to help you recruit and train staff

You can access support through the Business Gateways above.

You can also get grants through Scottish Enterprise Funding

Training groups

Glasgow Painting and Decorators Training Group

  • Area coverage: Painting and decorating contractors in Glasgow
  • Key contact: Margaret Evans (margaret.evans@citb.co.uk)
  • Chair of the group: Bill Gordon (w.gordon@premierdecorators.co.uk)
  • Postal address:
    c/o 4 Fountain Ave
    Inchinnan
    Renfrewshire
    PA4 9RQ
  • Website: http://scottishdecorators.co.uk

See our training groups page for full details of the following groups which cover all Scotland's regions:

  • Independent Roof Training Association Scotland
  • National Demolition Training Group (Scotland)
  • Scottish Building Contractors
  • Scottish Civil Engineering Training Group

Contact your local CITB Adviser

Cat McFarlane is the CITB Adviser for Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support for your business

Business Gateways

The business gateway is part of the national growth Hub network.

You can access expert support, diagnostic services, signposting and free workshops to help your business growth. See details on your area website and get in touch to speak to an adviser.

Supplier Development Programme

If you’re a Scottish SME or third sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, this website can help. the Supplier Development Programme offers expert training, support and information to help you win work and grow your business.

Hub West Scotland

For public-private partnerships developing community infrastructure across  East Dunbartonshire; West Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Renfrewshire; Inverclyde and Glasgow City. 

Support to help you recruit and train staff

Developing the Young Workforce helps your business engage with young people at school and college and tap into a pipeline of future talent.

See details for local council support in Renfrewshire:

Training groups

Glasgow Painting and Decorators Training Group

  • Area coverage: Painting and decorating contractors in Glasgow
  • Key contact: Margaret Evans (margaret.evans@citb.co.uk)
  • Chair of the group: Bill Gordon (w.gordon@premierdecorators.co.uk)
  • Postal address:
    c/o 4 Fountain Ave
    Inchinnan
    Renfrewshire
    PA4 9RQ
  • Website: http://scottishdecorators.co.uk

See our training groups page for full details of the following groups which cover all Scotland's regions:

  • Independent Roof Training Association Scotland
  • National Demolition Training Group (Scotland)
  • Scottish Building Contractors
  • Scottish Civil Engineering Training Group

Contact your local CITB Adviser

Lindajane Sutherland

I am the local adviser for Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. My role is to help CITB registered companies access grants and funding for training.

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support for your business

Business Gateways

Business Gateway is a national business support service developed in partnership with local authorities.

You can access expert support, diagnostic services, signposting and free workshops to help start your business and your business growth. See details on your area website and get in touch to speak to an adviser.

Support for training and retaining your staff

Skills Development Scotland – Skills for Growth

SDS helps you maximise and develop your workforce. Get free consultancy and discover how best to develop your workforce with Skills for Growth.

https://www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/develop-your-workforce/skills-for-growth/

Caithness Chamber of Commerce

The Caithness Business Fund distributes grants to small businesses within the Caithness and North Sutherland area.

DYW North Highland aims to develop better partnerships between employers and education providers to ensure that education focuses on employment and progression in learning, Modern Apprenticeships meet the needs of industry requirements and that young people leaving school and college are better prepared for the world of work.

Training groups in this area

Highland Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the Highlands of Scotland

North Highland Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the north Highlands area

Orkney Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors across the Orkney Islands

Western Isles Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors across the Western Isles of Scotland

Contact your local CITB Adviser

Alan Duffus 

Contact your local CITB apprenticeship team

Who
 Where How
Debbie Borthwick
Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey
Eric Robertson Inverness
Jacqueline Argo Orkney
Nicky Grant
Skye and Lochaber
John Bond Caithness
Lynne Reid Rosshire
Rhona Gallagher Western Isles

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

 Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support for your business

Business Gateways

The business gateway is part of the national growth Hub network.

You can access expert support, diagnostic services, signposting and free workshops to help your business growth. See details on your area website and get in touch to speak to an adviser.

Supplier Development Programme

If you’re a Scottish SME or third sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, this website can help. the Supplier Development Programme offers expert training, support and information to help you win work and grow your business.

Hub West Scotland

For public-private partnerships developing community infrastructure across East Dunbartonshire; West Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Renfrewshire; Inverclyde and Glasgow City. 

Hub South West Scotland

For public-private partnerships developing community infrastructure across all of Ayrshire. 

Support to help you recruit and train staff

Developing the Young Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce helps your business engage with young people at school and college and tap into a pipeline of future talent.

Local councils

See details for local council support through grants and funding for training

Training groups

Ayrshire Construction Training Group

Glasgow Painting and Decorators Training Group

  • Area coverage: Painting and decorating contractors in Glasgow
  • Key contact: Margaret Evans (margaret.evans@citb.co.uk)
  • Chair of the group: Bill Gordon (w.gordon@premierdecorators.co.uk)
  • Postal address:
    c/o 4 Fountain Ave
    Inchinnan
    Renfrewshire
    PA4 9RQ
  • Website: http://scottishdecorators.co.uk

See our training groups page for full details of the following groups which cover all Scotland's regions:

  • Independent Roof Training Association Scotland
  • National Demolition Training Group (Scotland)
  • Scottish Building Contractors
  • Scottish Civil Engineering Training Group
  • Scottish Decorators National Training Group
  • Scottish Specialist Contractors Training Committee

Contact your local CITB Adviser

Irene Lang

I am the local adviser for Inverclyde. My role is to help CITB registered companies access grants and funding for training. 

 

Contact your local CITB Apprenticeship Officer

 


     


 


Who
Where/ trade 
How
Inverclyde
Kevin Taggart West College Scotland (Greenock Campus): Carpentry and Joinery
  • M:  07814 768 065
  • E: kevin.taggart@citb.co.uk
Ayrshire
Alanna Farrell Ayrshire College: Bricklaying,        Painting and decorating  
  • M: 07827357350
  • E: alanna.farrell@citb.co.uk

 

 Paula Galloway Ayrshire College: Carpentry and Joinery               
  • M: 07970379738
  • E: paula.galloway@citb.co.uk
 Laura Gunbat* Ayrshire College: Carpentry and Joinery               
  • M: 07990555339
  • E: laura.gunbat@citb.co.uk


* Please note: Laura is on maternity leave until 10 March and upon her return both she and Paula will cover Ayrshire College, Carpentry and Joinery.  At present, it is just Paula.

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support for your business

Business Gateways

The business gateway is part of the national growth Hub network.

You can access expert support, diagnostic services, signposting and free workshops to help your business growth. See details on your area website and get in touch to speak to an adviser.

Supplier Development Programme

If you’re a Scottish SME or third sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, this website can help. the Supplier Development Programme offers expert training, support and information to help you win work and grow your business.

Hub West Scotland

For public-private partnerships developing community infrastructure across  East Dunbartonshire; West Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Renfrewshire; Inverclyde, Glasgow City and Lanarkshire

Support to help you recruit and train staff

Developing the Young Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce helps your business engage with young people at school and college and tap into a pipeline of future talent.

Scottish Enterprise funding

You can get grants through Scottish Enterprise Funding

Local councils

Local councils also have information about grants and other financial support for training, for example:

Training groups in your area

See our training groups page for full details of the following groups which cover all Scotland's regions:

  • Independent Roof Training Association Scotland
  • National Demolition Training Group (Scotland)
  • Scottish Building Contractors
  • Scottish Civil Engineering Training Group
  • Scottish Decorators National Training Group
  • Scottish Specialist Contractors Training Committee

Contact your local CITB Adviser

Margaret Evans is the CITB Adviser for Lanarkshire and Falkirk

Contact your CITB Apprenticeship Officer

Who
Where/ trade
How
Karen Fallon New College Lanarkshire: Carpentry and Joinery
Marc Pope South Lanarkshire College: Carpentry and Joinery, Timber Frame Erector
Ian Campbell South Lanarkshire College: Carpentry and Joinery, Timber Frame Erector
Sian Matthews South Lanarkshire College: Roof Sheeting and Tiling, Plastering, Technicians
Peter Williamson South Lanarkshire College: Painting and Decorating, Bricklaying

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