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In partnership with prestigious plumbing and heating contractor James Paterson & Sons, West College Scotland are delighted to launch their new Skills Academy!

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The College are excited to launch a pioneering new academy with with James Paterson and Sons focusing on Plumbing and Heating apprenticeship skills. Responsible for extensive works across the central belt alongside some of Scotland’s largest house builders including Cala, Miller and Taylor Wimpey, James Paterson & Sons is dedicated to creating a skilled workforce for the future. 

The Academy will give local people the opportunity to gain live industry experience with James Paterson & Sons covering all areas of plumbing and heating works within new house building alongside learning important skills and knowledge at College to help prepare for a Plumbing and Heating apprenticeship.  

Starting this January at our Greenock campus, West College Scotland will deliver this exclusively designed 18 week course where students will cover learning in a range of subjects from Health and Safety to Central Heating Systems. 

On completion, James Paterson & Sons will be offering the opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship with the company. Dr Lee Coutts, Assistant Principal Technology & Skills at West College Scotland said, 

We are delighted to be able to partner with James Paterson & Sons to launch a new Apprentice Skills Academy.  Students will benefit from industry experience alongside a co-created curriculum to ensure they are well equipped for the next stage of their career. 

Lee Paterson, Managing Director at James Paterson & Sons said,

We at James Paterson & Sons Plumbing & Heating Ltd are delighted to be working in partnership with West College Scotland alongside SNIPEF, in offering exciting opportunities to successful candidate’s considering embarking on their journey to learn, thrive and deliver within the new build plumbing and heating sector." He continued, These are exciting times within our industry with the introduction of renewable energy and technologies which are being introduced as alternative energy sources working towards a net zero environment.

So, if you are a driven, enthusiastic, hardworking individual and fancy a career change or are ready to take your first steps into the Construction industry then apply now!