Training For Growth 2023

George Nicolson have historically proven our dedication to training for growth throughout the industry. We are pleased to once again promote Scottish Apprenticeship Week taking place between 6th and 10th of March through our website and social media.  This week celebrates the benefits apprenticeships can bring to businesses, individuals and the economy as well as recognising the value work-based learning brings to employers across Scotland.

Over the last 50 years, we have provided In excess of 100 Painting and Decorating Modern Apprenticeships to young people (based on policy of recruiting on average 2 apprentices per calendar year). Our existing framework ensures each young person has a pathway and the tools to graduate to become a qualified tradesperson. We were pleased to adopt and welcome 3 apprentices within the last twelve months who may otherwise have not been able to continue with their apprenticeships.

George Nicolson strongly believe in training for growth throughout our workforce from office based members of staff to site staff, management and directors. The training undertaken covers a wide range of Health & Safety subjects such as Asbestos Awareness, IPAF, PASMA, SMSTS, SSSTS, SCORE and Medical First Aid but to name a few. Furthermore, all our young people were recently invited to and attended a Mental Health Awareness course. In addition, we also ensure our operatives are kept up-to-date with any relevant changes in legislation through in-house Tool Box Talks.

Throughout 2023, we will continue to focus on the further training and development for all of our workforce, thus ensuring a continued focus to increase the skill level within our company and indeed the Painting and Decorating industry as a whole.

Young people can be a vital part of any workforce through being ambitious, motivated and eager to learn. Get yourself behind Scottish Apprenticeships: