I was advised to pop down to SCE after going in to Skills Development Scotland’s career’s office, as I needed to get my CSCS card to allow me to start work.
When I first contacted them, I just wanted to do my CSCS training and once I was booked on to the course I asked if I could come along and practice as I wasn’t confident in construction health and safety. During one of the extra practice sessions, I spoke to the Construction Trainer about other courses I could do to improve my skills and SCE offered me a place on their upcoming ALBA construction course just to help me as much as possible.
When I started the course, I was given all the necessary PPE required to work in construction which I was told was mine to keep, this was very helpful as I had been offered a Joinery Apprenticeship with Haven Joiners and Builders if I achieved my CSCS card.
Luckily enough, I successfully passed the CSCS test and I was buzzing!!
Before finishing the construction course, I managed to achieve manual handling training and certification where I was trained by a RoSPA approved trainer which is helpful to have, especially within the construction industry.
I think SCE has a very unique feel, It’s different from other places as everyone was keen to offer help to me, everybody is really friendly and supportive, and I am really grateful for all the help I received.
I would really recommend SCE to anybody who is trying to get in to work or basically if you aren’t sure what you want to do then go in and see them.