Apprenticeship scheme praised
MSP congratulates founder of AB2000
Rutherglen and Cambuslang MSP James Kelly has praised the role of local business AB2000 in promoting apprentices.
Mr Kelly last week visited AB2000, a plant hire firm based in Cambuslang.
The company employs over 230 people across Scotland, with the bulk in the Rutherglen constituency, alongside Aberdeen and Inverness.
The business employs a number of apprentices, linked through the “route to work scheme”, and some of these met with Mr Kelly to discuss their role.
Additionally, the neighbouring business Walkerweld employs a number of apprentices who Mr Kelly spoke to with managing director Jim Stevenson.
Mr Kelly congratulated Adam Bruce, founder, on the company’s latest achievement in reaching the number two position in Business Insider Magazine’s Scottish SME 300 rankings.
AB2000 has provided equipment for a number of high-profile contracts across the country, including the Borders Railway re-opening.
The Labour MSP said: “It was great to see first- hand the company’s base, right here in the constituency. It’s one of the biggest employers in Cambuslang and it does a great deal of work in training young apprentices, making a valuable investment in the local economy.
“This summer recess I am trying to get round local businesses to find out what issues are affecting them, and what they are doing in the area.
“AB2000’s apprentices scheme provides young people with access to industry training and develops valuable skills.”
AB2000 Managing Director Jim Houston added: “James Kelly paid a visit during the parliamentary recess to meet Adam Bruce and some of the trainees and apprentices employed by AB2000 and Walkerweld Engineering Limited at their Cambuslang Depot.
“It’s good to know that politicians like James make good use of their time away from Holyrood visiting local companies.”
Company visit James Kelly MSP meets apprentices at Cambuslang company AB2000
Praise James Kelly MSP with AB2000 founder Adam Bruce and apprentice Cameron Barr