Eight electricians from Dundee have managed to secure new jobs due to ongoing work being carried out at the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee. The new jobs are great news as the eight new employees had recently been made redundant from a local mechanical and electrical company, Scottish Electrical Group.
BAM Construction are building the V&A Dundee and were contacted by the Partnership Action for Continued Employment Partnership, or PACE, who were working to help the tradesmen. The three qualified electricians and five apprentices were made redundant when Scottish Electrical Group ceased trading in August. Now, the group have started working on the Dundee site and have already secured permanent contracts with one of BAM’s subcontractors, FES. Their new employer is known for being one of the leading mechanical and electrical installation companies in Scotland.
It is great news that the ongoing construction work in Dundee has allowed these people to find more work. The V&A Dundee will deliver a long term boost to the city’s economy and the construction work involved has benefitted the firms involved. It is really encouraging to see the industry pull together like this in order to find work for the unfortunate former employees of Scottish Electrical Group. On top of this it is positive news for the construction of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee has managed to have more local people working to build the new museum.
The V&A Dundee is expected to open in 2018 and will be the only V&A museum found anywhere in the world outside London. The new cultural attraction will also be Scotland’s first ever dedicated design museum and will be an international centre for design when open as well as a space for inspiration, discovery and learning for those who visit. The construction of the museum has been valued at over £80 million and will form part of Dundee’s ambitions plans for a £1 billion waterfront regeneration in the city.