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Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, took part in an employment and training fair in Airdrie co-hosted by local elected members for Airdrie & Shotts, Neil Gray MP and Alex Neil MSP.
Viridor joined over 60 companies and skills providers to give help and advice to local prospective job seekers. Company representatives discussed its current work with attendees – including the £700m Clyde Valley project and the £127m South Lanarkshire residual waste project – and the opportunities these will bring to the local area.
They also raised awareness of the work at Viridor’s Bargeddie and Newhouse recycling facilities in Lanarkshire and signposted attendees to the Viridor website to find and apply for current vacancies.
In addition to this, representatives also gave general careers guidance to attendees in order to help them on their way to employment or further training.
Katie Colquhoun, Community Benefits Officer for Viridor, said:
“Viridor is committed to working in partnership with local communities and participating in today’s event is an important example of this. We are always on the lookout for the best talent and this event provided a great opportunity to meet members of the local community and inform them of the types of opportunities arising as a result of our continued investment in Lanarkshire.”
Neil Gray, MP for Airdrie & Shotts, commented:
“We are delighted that Viridor has taken the opportunity to attend our event. As a large local employer, it’s very positive that they came along to speak more about current job opportunities and provide advice to those working towards employment.”
Alex Neil MSP, the representative for Airdrie & Shotts in the Scottish Parliament, said:
“I want to thank Viridor for attending. It is crucial that local job seekers are made aware of employment and training opportunities in the area and I welcome Viridor’s efforts to reach out to the local community when looking to expand their workforce.”