City Building apprentices put finishing touches to SSE Hydro ahead of 2015 World Gymnastics Championship
Young apprentices from Glasgow are helping put the finishing touches to the SSE Hydro ahead of the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships – one of the biggest sporting events ever to be staged in the UK.
With just days till the action gets underway, around 30 apprentices and tradespeople from City Building have been hard at work constructing the field of play perimeter wall, gymnasts’ entrance tunnel and judges’ table dividers in the SSE Hydro.
The team includes 15 time-served apprentices who are back working with City Building as part of a Post Apprenticeship Transition Programme – the only one of its kind in Scotland. The programme provides vital work experience opportunities to time-served apprentices who have encountered difficulty in finding employment.
An extensive range of furniture for the competition and back-office areas, all constructed at City Building’s RSBi factories in Springburn and Queenslie, is also being fitted in the venue as preparations for the Championships gather pace.
Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “We are just days away from one of the biggest sporting events in Glasgow’s history and you can really feel the excitement starting to build now.
“It is shaping up to be an unforgettable 10 days but events like this don’t just happen. There is a team of people from across a range of partners working hard to ensure we deliver the best ever World Championships.
“Young apprentices and staff from City Building’s RSBi factory have been at the heart of the preparations and we are grateful for all their hard work. Once again they have made Glasgow proud on the big stage.”
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