During Scottish Apprenticeship Week (6 to 10 March), Lovell has underlined its commitment to investment in apprenticeship training. Lovells’s ongoing support for apprentice training will help meet the Scottish Government’s recently announced target of 27,000 apprenticeship starts this year.
Lovell has helped create a significant number of training opportunities through its work in West Lothian where it is delivering a major housebuilding programme for West Lothian Council. The scheme has created a total of 17 new apprenticeships – with apprentices working for Lovell or its subcontractor partners – as well as providing training for 28 existing apprentices.
“Apprenticeships are central to our belief in creating a positive legacy of community benefits wherever we are working,” says Lovell regional partnerships director Sarah Freel. “Attracting young people into the industry is also essential to develop the skilled workforce capable of delivering the new homes needed across Scotland.
“Apprenticeships provide potentially life-transforming opportunities, giving people the chance to earn as they learn, guided and supported by our experienced training team. An apprenticeship can be the route to an industry-recognised qualification, leading to a lifelong career; equally, it can act as a springboard for a move into construction management.”
Lovell plans to announce further apprentice vacancies in Scotland this summer – visit morgansindallgroupcareers.com/lovell to find out more.
Lovell in Scotland last year received the Investors in Young People (IIYP) Gold Accreditation, recognising its outstanding work in employing and training young team members. IIYP is Scotland’s only people management award focusing on employers’ recruitment and retention of young people.