Laying foundations for future careers at Barclay Street !

Springburn Academy Glasgow school pupils laid the foundations for their future careers with a day helping out at a construction site.

Ten S4 students from Springburn Academy tried out their skills at the Loretto Housing site at Barclay Street opposite their school. The pupils, who are all working towards a Construction Skills Certificate (CSC) qualification, tried their hands at bricklaying and plaster boarding on site.

The visit was arranged as part of a 12-week programme developed by McTaggart’s Community Benefit Officer to help students gain practical skills and experience needed to get ahead in their career through tutoring, career support and hands-on experience on the site.

It forms part of the Community Benefits programme created for Wheatley Group , which ensures that developments have a positive impact in the local area by creating jobs and training opportunities for the people who live there.

Assistant site manager, Craig Helders, who spent time with the pupils, said:

McTaggart Construction is committed to creating jobs and training opportunities on the Barclay Street site, one which goes a step beyond supporting careers days”

The new homes, a mixture of one-and-two bedroom flats and three-bedroom houses, are due to be completed by next summer. The development includes eight supported flats and four wheelchair flats for people with high support and mobility needs.

McTaggart Group
Tod House, Templand Road,
Dalry, Ayrshire KA24 5EU
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