New academy at Grangemouth
Forth Ports invests in training future workforce
Charles Hammond: investing in the future
Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, is to invest in a new, purpose-built, training academy at Grangemouth, Scotland’s biggest port.
The company already has a logistics academy at Tilbury on the River Thames. The Scottish academy will ensure the company can draw on a skilled local workforce.
Construction will start in the early part of 2018 with completion expected at the end of the year. The tender process is under way to appoint a contractor.
Charles Hammond, group chief executive, said: “This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to developing our workforce for the present and for the future.
“Not only will the individuals benefit, but so will our customers. This enhanced training facility will also support our ongoing corporate responsibility programmes including support for schools, colleges and local community projects.”