A training and recruitment centre located on the site of a new Glasgow hospital is helping to attract more young people into the construction sector, new figures have shown.
So far, a total of 285 advertised construction jobs at the centre on the new South Glasgow Hospitals site have been filled, with 82 of these posts going to 16-24 year olds.
Furthermore, 185 of the posts were secured by new entrants into the construction industry and 47 are apprenticeships. In total, the project aims to provide 88 apprenticeships.
On Monday (May 28th), health secretary Nicola Sturgeon visited the centre to meet some of the local people who have benefitted from the jobs.
She said: "The Scottish government is working closely with our partner agencies to create new jobs and investment across Scotland, and positive announcements, such as this one in Govan, will deliver new jobs, investment and opportunities to the local community."
Author: Editor Gavin Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 202 0255)