Helping to build young careers
16 June 2017
Construction company receives youth employment award
Construction contractor Clark Contracts has been named Skills
Development Scotland's (SDS) Youth Employer of the Month.
The construction business received the Award for its commitment
to Modern Apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience placements
and engagement with local schools.
David Cooper, Director for Clark Contracts' Academy said: "It is
fantastic to receive this award from SDS and have our commitment to
developing young people recognised in this way."
"We currently have 16 apprentices who work on our sites across
Scotland as well as a number of other programmes that support the
recruitment and long term development of young talent through our
Clark Contracts has offices in Paisley and Edinburgh's Newbridge
and provides construction, refurbishment and maintenance services
for a range of private and public sector clients.
The company programmes are strongly linked to skills needs in
the construction industry and allow Clark Contracts employees to
learn in a way that works best for the business.
SDS Relationship Accounts Executive Gary Gray nominated the
business which was established as a specialist joinery company in
"Clark Contracts has an incredible culture of encouraging
individuals to develop their skills while contributing to the
business as a whole. This starts with strong links to the schools
and communities where its construction projects are based,
recruiting local people and encouraging everyone in the company to
achieve their potential," he said.
Chairman of SDS, John F McClelland CBE, added his
congratulations and said: "The commitment shown by this company to
developing its entire workforce is to be commended. It clearly
values the contribution young people make and sees the benefits
that investing in young people can bring."
Source - Skills Development Scotland