Case Study: A. C. WHYTE & CO. LTD


  • A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd are currently working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council to deliver energy efficiency and major refurbishment works
  • A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd successfully launched their flagship Skills Academy in 2017.
  • A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd has offered work placements on site for all 12 pupils who attended the sessions.

The Construction Work Taster programme is a new initiative which aims to introduce the construction sector to 2,800 young people in Scotland through the delivery of Construction Work Taster sessions over the next three years. The programme is led by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) in partnership with the construction sector. It is funded by CITB.

Pupils from Coatbridge High School & St Ambrose High School in North Lanarkshire were excited to attend A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd at their Head Office in Barrhead for a Construction Work Taster.


A.C. Whyte are currently working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council to deliver energy efficiency and major refurbishment works which includes: roof structure strip and renewal, external wall insulation, installation of cavity wall ties, Solar PV, first floor internal refurbishment including new energy efficient windows and doors.


The A.C. Whyte Skills & Training Team presented an insight to the industry via their A.C. Whyte Skills Academy and the pupils undertook practical work taster sessions.


A.C. Whyte successfully launched their flagship Skills Academy in 2017 in partnership with West College Scotland, which is now in its fifth year. The A. C. Whyte team have created an industry led curriculum that specifically meets the needs of the business and the industry in helping deliver Scotland’s ambitious but achievable energy efficiency targets and will evolve to meet the needs of the Local Authority areas, in which the course operates.

Intro to A.C. Whyte & Co.Ltd and Energy Efficiency

Intro to A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd and Energy Efficiency

Introduction to AC White, the types of works they do and future opportunities and careers within construction and ‘green jobs’

H&S Induction and Risk Assessment

Induction process and risk assessment was based on the types of activities the young people would participate in on the day

Introduction to EWI and activities

Pupils taking part in hands-on Boarding and Roofing installation practical sessions

Solar panels installation

Demonstration and hands-on practical session of roofing and nailing and clipping roof tiles with Solar PV Panels

EWI Demonstration-Boarding

Demonstrations and hands on practical session, in the fitting of insulation boards

Workplace Site Visit

Pupils saw various properties at Derwent Drive, Coatbridge, with explanations of the works taking place.

A.C. Whyte has offered work placements on site for any of the 12 pupils who attended and have also advised the participants to contact them with any further questions after the taster session. The pupils were keen to collate contact details from the A.C. Whyte team, and a follow-up visit to the school is already in place.


Well done to Lorna Preston, Client Relationship Manager (AC White) and all the training team involved. We are looking forward to many more great opportunities to work with AC White, and we are delighted to have you as part of the Construction Work Taster Programme.

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