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McTaggart Group Wins Large Employer of the Year

  • Submitted by: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 March 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-08202

That the Parliament congratulates McTaggart Group, based in Dalry, on winning Large Employer of the Year at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2023; understands that McTaggart Group has been supporting apprentices for more than 20 years, and currently employs 33 apprentices, working in areas including scaffolding, plant operations and joinery; believes that construction can provide life-changing opportunities and that, by offering Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, the company provides career routes outside of traditional academic pathways; recognises that more than 80% of McTaggart Group’s apprentices have been supported to overcome barriers to employment, with most sites based in areas where educational attainment and progression into a positive destination beyond school is lower than the national average; commends McTaggart Group for its commitment to addressing skill shortages and encouraging young people into the construction industry, and wishes the apprentices, wider workforce and the company all the best for the future.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett (Registered interest) , Stephanie Callaghan, Foysol Choudhury, Graeme Dey, Natalie Don, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Emma Harper, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Audrey Nicoll, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Michelle Thomson, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed