GROUP director Richard Kilcullen was delighted to host a Celebration Event in Perth to mark the transition of five members from an Employability Scheme onto the full-time Kilmac payroll.
The reception held at Perth and Kinross Council’s Civic Hall was attended by guests, Kilmac personnel, Provost Liz Grant and Councillor John Kellas, convener of the local authority’s enterprise and infrastructure committee.
Richard said the gathering provided an opportunity to congratulate Dale Burns, Rhys Davis, Ben Younger, Kamil Kluf and Duncan Martin and welcome them into permanent posts. He also thanked Ronnie Stewart and the Mill Street site teams for the support they had given the lads over the last six months.
He said: “Our staff are integral to the ongoing development of the business and this is the third successful employment scheme we have completed, with another due to start in Dundee shortly.
“It’s a lot to ask of busy site managers to take so many young, inexperienced lads under their wing but they do a fantastic job in mentoring, coaching and moulding them into employable candidates.
“Collaborative partnerships are key to making schemes like this work. We need guidance, we need help as well and by building partnerships with the local authority, with the prison service, with employability support groups such as the HUB and with other businesses, it makes achieving our goals so much easier.
“Moving forward, our aim at Kilmac is to engage with main contractors, local authorities and seek to have employability built into contractual obligations.
“We all share a responsibility for the next generation and we believe that if we promote and advocate this way going forward, others will surely follow.”