Portakabin to give 30 young people vital work experience at firm's West Lothian hire centre

Job placements are being created for 30 young people at the UK’s leading modular building firm, Portakabin.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 7:00 am
Commitment: Amanda Stainton

Designed to create job placements for 16-24 year-olds, who are at risk of long-term unemployment, the government’s Kickstart works with employers across the UK to secure invaluable experience and training.

Portakabin will be providing placements for 30 young people on six-month contracts across its UK business, including at its hire centre in Uphall.

HR Director at Portakabin, Amanda Stainton said: “Our commitment to the Kickstart scheme builds on our highly successful apprenticeship programme, which has seen 45 young people receive vital skills training and mentoring over the past eight years.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“Thirty young people will be joining us across our UK business, receiving vital experience in the workplace and mentoring from our highly-skilled team.

“The placements are scheduled to start in January and although we’ll continue to keep a close eye on government guidelines at that time, we’ve ensured that our factories, depots and customer sites are able to carry out their essential work safely, in a ‘COVID-19 Secure’ environment, so the work experience opportunities will give young people a real understanding of the workplace and the huge variety of skillsets which make up our business.”

Portakabin, which is part of the Shepherd Group, is the UK’s market leader in the manufacture and construction of modular buildings. Designing, building and delivering entire building projects, it has earned an international reputation for its commitment to on time, on budget project delivery.

Working extensively across the healthcare, education, manufacturing and office sectors, Portakabin has almost 60 years’ experience supplying steel-framed modular buildings to exacting standards.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.