Cabinet Secretary for economy, jobs and fair Work, Keith Brown has announced that the construction contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is to help deliver the Prince’s Trust‘s first ever ‘Get into Civil Engineering’ programme in the north east.

The project contractor, AWPR Construction Joint Venture, along with Balfour Beatty, Edutrain, Technical Academy Scotland and Elevator, will deliver the free six week construction course, which will take place between October 2016 and November 2016.

The ‘Get into’ programme is based on a strong educational and practical-based learning structure which has achieved considerable success in other areas, such as retail, in the north east, across Scotland and further afield.

Mr Brown, said: “This partnership, a first for the north east, provides an excellent opportunity for around 15 young people to get involved in civil engineering, experience for themselves what life is like in the construction industry and gain valuable knowledge about the civil engineering sector. I would strongly encourage anyone who is interested in a career in construction to put their name forward.

 

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