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S5W-13983: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how many apprentices were employed by Carillion in Scotland, broken down by (a) trade and (b) construction project, and how many have secured alternative employment.

Answered by: Keith Brown 7 February 2018

The Scottish Government is working with the Construction Industry Training Board, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and other partners to support the 128 apprentices identified as being employed by Carillion. All of these apprentices were following the General Construction Operative framework and were deployed in groundwork activities on construction sites within the Glasgow area. To date, 28 have secured employment, another 26 are about to complete their apprenticeship and the remaining 74 are being supported to complete their MA. All 74 apprentices are being case managed by Career Information Advice and Guidance staff in SDS. The wider impact of Carillion’s liquidation is both complex and continues to evolve. We are undertaking further investigations, as well as monitoring the situation and are ready to respond to the needs of the apprentices affected.