McGill takes on 27 new Apprentices in 2017

McGill takes on 27 new Apprentices in 2017

McGill have taken on a further 27 Apprentices and Pre-Apprentices this year bringing the total in their employment to 87.

McGill has been employing apprentices since the early 1980s with over 300 successfully completing apprenticeships in this time. They employ Apprentices from their Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow branches to become electricians, plumbers, heating engineers, security engineers, fibre optic engineers and administrators.   


Colin Low, Managing Director, commented,

24% of our workforce are apprentices and I am extremely proud of this figure. We are offering more opportunities to young people than many other Scottish companies with a far greater turnover than ours.

We don’t offer apprenticeships to win contracts or to pay lip service to client KPIs. We offer apprenticeships because we genuinely believe that training young people is the best way of securing the future of our Company and the industry as a whole.

The construction industry labour shortage is well documented and we have more than doubled our turnover in the past 10 years to £41m. Home-growing our own workforce has played a significant part in allowing this growth to happen.  

We want to employ a quality workforce who embrace our way of working and follow our processes and procedures. We want McGill to be an excellent place to work offering job satisfaction and opportunities at every level.

Apprentices 2017McGill’s training regime doesn’t stop with Apprentices. They are fully committed to developing their qualified operatives with job specific training. 

Over the past five years 13 individuals have been taken from the tools and given an opportunity to move into management (Foremen, Supervisors and Project Engineers) and support services (Estimators, Surveyors and Design Engineers).

McGill are commited to providing clear career paths and rewarding those who are loyal to the Company, show potential and work hard. 

More information on how to apply for apprenticeships with McGill for 2018 is available at the following link



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