Cruden Group welcomes new apprentices

Cruden Group 2020 apprentices

THE Cruden Group has welcomed its annual intake of ten new modern apprentices as it continues its commitment to developing Scotland’s young workforce by providing a range of apprenticeship and training programmes.

The apprentices will become part of the 75 strong team that the Cruden Group is currently training, representing over 20% of their trades workforce.

Over 250 young people applied for the roles and, following a series of tests and interviews, ten new recruits, have been selected to embark on a four-year modern apprenticeship programme as joiners, painters, plumbers and bricklayers, where they will learn their chosen trade through practical on the job training, while also working towards a formal qualification.

Kevin Reid, Cruden Group chief executive, said: “Young people with apprenticeships are amongst the most employable in the country, not to mention becoming equipped with valuable practical skills and a good salary.

“Given the current economic climate, it’s all the more satisfying to start these young people off on their journey towards a rewarding career in a thriving sector.”

Apprentice painter, Amy Kyle, aged 16, said: “Painting is something I’ve always wanted to do, so I’m delighted to be successful on Cruden’s modern apprenticeship scheme.  I’m really looking forward to learning new skills, both on-site and in college, and to build my career in construction.”

Apprentice joiner, Jack Gallacher, aged 21, added: “Through Action for Children, I carried out a work placement opportunity with Cruden which led to a labourer’s role.  My site manager was so impressed with me that I got the opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship. I’m over the moon that I’ve been selected for this year’s intake.  Getting the chance to work on-site and learn this trade is life-changing and a real dream come true for me.”

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