New South Glasgow Hospitals create over 380 jobs

29 May 2012

The South Glasgow Hospital development is creating over 380 local job opportunities and almost 180 work placements on the site of the new hospital site.

The training and recruitment centre on the new South Glasgow Hospitals site was set up to maximise employment opportunities for local people and help support new entrants get into the construction industry.

So far, 285 posts have been filled and 82 of these posts have gone to 16-24 year olds, 185 are new entrants into the construction industry and 47 are apprenticeships. The project aims to provide 88 apprenticeships in total.

In addition, 141 out of a total of 188 work experience placements have been set up for young people from local schools and colleges.

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon visited the centre to meet some of the local people who have benefitted from the jobs.

She said: "This new training and recruitment centre on the Southern Glasgow Hospital site is a fantastic example of how continued investment in health can help to create local jobs for local people.

"The Scottish Government is working closely with our partner agencies to create new jobs and investment across Scotland, and positive announcements, such as this one in Govan, will deliver new jobs, investment and opportunities to the local community.

"I was delighted to meet with some of the local people who have benefitted from this project and see the difference it is making to their lives."

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman, Andrew Robertson, said:

"The New South Glasgow Hospitals Project will not only deliver a world class, state-of-the-art healthcare facility but from the initial planning stages NHSGGC established community benefit at the heart of the project.

"Fundamental to this approach has been to support individuals into recruitment and training. With the completion of the new laboratory building, today marks an important milestone in delivering on the commitment made to communities.

"As the programme moves into the main construction phase with the adult and children's hospitals, the opening of this new recruitment and training facility reinforces NHSGGC, Brookfield Multiplex and their key supply chains continued commitment to creating opportunities."

Calum Graham, CEOof Glasgow's Regeneration Agency said:

"Despite the current economic conditions, there are many positive opportunities on the horizon for Glasgow and its people with Community Benefit at the forefront of activity across the city for GRA with projects like the New South Glasgow Hospital Project and I am delighted that 185 new entrants have been placed into employment so far!"

The Training and Recruitment Centre was set up in partnership between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow Regeneration Agency (GRA) and Brookfield Multiplex.

Source:  Scottish Government - Hospital site creates 380 local jobs