Partnership gives young people from the city an opportunity to experience the work of the construction sector
TARMAC have teamed up with TIGERS, a Scottish training provider and employment broker, to give young people from Glasgow the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the construction sector.
TIGERS, which is funded by Skills Development Scotland and specializes in the delivery of pre-employment training and modern apprenticeships, organized a visit to Tarmac’s Douglasmuir Quarry, near Glasgow, for a group of young people aged 16 to 24, to showcase the company’s work at the site, including the opportunity to see a live quarry blast.
Tarmac will provide work placements for young people selected from those who have completed their training with TIGERS.
Derek Johnstone, employer engagement officer with TIGERS, said: ‘We are excited to be working in partnership with Tarmac. We believe we share the same values and ethos in supporting and inspiring the next generation to develop their infinite potential and we look forward to working together in the future.’
Pat Carlin, Tarmac’s area director for materials – Scotland, added: ‘I am delighted that we are able to partner with TIGERS and promote the construction sector through this partnership. We think this programme can really make a real difference to their lives and I’d love to see some of the participants apply for our apprenticeship programme.’