Construction industry opportunities for people with dyslexia

19 January 2016
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Employment in the Contruction Industry for People with Dyslexia

Strathspey Railway, in partnership with Concept Northern and MEI Midlands Training LTD,  is happy to introduce a specialised training program aiming to remove the barriers to employment within the construction industry for people with dyslexia.  Many Modern Apprenticeship positions within the construction industry are now available across Scotland.


It is a legal requirement that prospective General Operatives working on a construction site must hold the applicable qualifications – for example “PASMA” (Working at Heights) or CSCS (Site Health and Safety). The theory training involved with gaining these qualifications can be challenging for people with dyslexia and support is required from the outset.

For this reason we have developed a customised training solution designed to:

  • Provide dyslexic applicants with the skills and techniques required to successfully pass their site qualifications
  • Core Skills and dyslexia support techniques
  • Assistive Technology skills which will be used throughout applicant’s career
  • Introductory Access to Work workplace assessment and recommendations
  • Various Site Qualifications based on chosen industry
  • Progression to a Modern Apprentice position in the construction industry

Scotland wide Opportunities (available now)

  • Aberdeen to Inverness Rail Upgrade
  • Aberdeen City Centre developments
  • EGIP, Edinburgh St James Centre
  • Glasgow Queen Street redevelopment
  • Dumfries Hospital
  • SSE

     major housebuilding development

General Operative Options

  • Demolition
  • Rail Construction
  • Retail & Commercial Construction
  • Utilities
  • Housebuilding
  • Traffic Management
  • Drainage
  • De-Vegetation
  • Public Realm Landscaping
  • Highways

Modern Apprentice Opportunities

  • Rail
  • Steel Fixing
  • Formwork Joinery
  • Civil Engineering

Specialist support is provided by Concept Northern throughout your training and employment. In line with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy we welcome candidates from underrepresented groups.

Information and Registration Days – 21st Jan 2016 and 28th Jan 2016 from 10am – 4pm at:

Concept Northern

11-13 St Bryde Street

The Village

East Kilbride

G74 4HQ

For more information email [email protected] or call 01355 573173