Glasgow trainee takes on ‘Lead’ role

Lewis Cunningham

LEADA Acrow has launched a new trainee scheme to help attract and retain the most talent people in the industry.

The firm’s first trainee, Lewis Cunningham, has already started in the Glasgow office of the falsework, formwork and groundwork supplier.

Leada Acrow said the trainees will be employed as temporary works engineers and will be given on-the-job training by experienced professionals in the company’s technical offices whilst also completing a Higher National Diploma (HND) in civil/structural engineering on a day or block release basis.

The firm operates four design offices nationwide, where temporary works engineers use 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems to prepare detailed designs for the company’s entire product range.

Paul Raybone, technical director at Leada Acrow explained, “We have adopted a long-term view with regards to recruitment and introducing a trainee scheme helps us build for our future.

“Our temporary works engineers perform a very important function at Leada Acrow and the scheme will allow trainees to benefit from on-the-job training alongside some very experienced design engineers whilst gaining a qualification in civil/structural engineering.

“Investing in our future is important, our first trainee, Lewis Cunningham has started in our Glasgow office and we are hoping we can extend the programme even further to develop even more candidates.

“Recruiting and equipping trainees with valuable skills and knowledge help us in our quest to attract and retain the best people in our industry.

“We anticipate that the trainee scheme will be a fantastic route to a long and successful career with Leada Acrow, allowing people to learn as they earn.”