Forster Roofing – the roof-integrated solar PV contractor – has recruited 12 new apprentices, who include the company’s first female apprentice.
The two year Modern Apprenticeship combines on-the-job structured learning, with contextualised off-site training at Forster’s own Skills Academy in Brechin.
Human Resources Director Maureen Douglas explained: “The qualification was designed specifically to teach and nurture the skills required for new homes in Scotland and is supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC).
“Our latest intake of roofing apprentices has grown our total number to 23, all of which have been recruited within the last two years. Looking ahead, we intend to take on and train six new apprentices every year, and we’ve already started recruiting for our 2017 intake.”
New apprentice, Adelle Martin, from Denny, explained “The Forster apprenticeship programme provides a great opportunity to get into construction, and I’ve really enjoyed meeting different people and working as part of a squad.”