Academy expansion at Clark Contracts

The new apprentices with managing director Gordon Cunningham
The new apprentices with managing director Gordon Cunningham

Eleven new trade apprentices have started their careers with construction, refurbishment and maintenance contractor Clark Contracts.

Following on from the popular careers evenings Clark Contracts held in Paisley and Edinburgh in March and April, 204 applications were received.

As a result, 72 candidates were invited to attend an assessment day to take part in testing with the 35 highest scoring individuals asked to return for final stage interviews.

The 11 successful apprentices are spending four weeks working in various departments within Clark Contracts’ offices in Paisley and Edinburgh before beginning work on site and commencing their studies at either West College ScotlandGlasgow Clyde College or Edinburgh College.

The eight joinery, one bricklaying and two painting and decorating apprentices will join the contractor’s award winning Academy which already features 23 trade apprentices and over 30 others across the business who are studying towards formal qualifications.

Clark Contracts was awarded Skills Development Scotland’s Youth Employer of the Month title in May 2017 and in July 2017, won the Training Excellence Award at the UK Construction News Awards in London.

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