Scottish property developer FM Group has started a training and skills programme that will bring Caribbean residents to Scotland and teach them skill in sectors such as construction and agriculture.
FM Group says its objective is also to learn from the pupils, thereby developing Scotland’s skills base. Individual programmes, which have already begun, will last for six weeks. The first trainee is Randolph Hackshaw, who works as a joiner for FM Group on the Grenadine island of Bequia.
Graeme Lurring, FM Group’s chief executive, said: "We are delighted to be playing a major part in launching this training programme, allowing skills and experiences to be shared between Scotland and the Caribbean. There is already a strong Scottish presence on Bequia and it is great to be strengthening these ties.Â Â Â Â
"As a company, we very much specialise in luxury developments in often challenging contexts and this programme gives those coming on it a great opportunity to develop their skills. There is also much the workforce here can learn from them."
Image: Randolph Hackshaw and Craig Morrison, Construction Director, FM Group, at Dalnair Castle, near Drymen (FM Group)