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Specialist water and utilities training services provider – McCrae Training – has been appointed by the UK’s leading construction and infrastructure company to deliver a specialist training programme focused on the installation and welding of polyethylene pipes and fittings.

Kier – which provides specialist design and build capabilities across building and civil engineering – has appointed the East Kilbride training provider to deliver a package of training specifically focused on Gas Butt and Electrofusion – an industry prerequisite for any utility carrying out installation and welding of polyethylene pipes.

Speaking about its appointment, Founder and Managing Director of McCrae Training said: “We are obviously delighted to have been appointed by Kier to deliver this package of training to its team.

“Kier approached us based on our extensive experience delivering courses and training programmes specifically for the water and utilities sectors and – for that reason – we are very proud to be acknowledged and recognised for our skills by such an industry leading contractor.”

McCrae Training specialises in providing training courses including water and gas main laying and jointing, street works, confined space training together with high pressure water jetting and CCTV drainage inspection and investigation and is one of the UK’s quality providers offering Modern Apprenticeships in Water, Wastewater Networks, Treatment and Design.

McCrae Training Ltd has been supporting the development of Water and Utility Sector staff for over nine years and the business now supports multiple Water and Wastewater UK Contractors and Consultants.

The business is the only provider in Scotland to offer Water Industry Modern Apprenticeships and Design of Water Networks qualifications and very recently announced the launch of their UK Water Industry Skills Academy. The Academy comprises a network of training and education providers, awarding bodies, skills agencies and funding providers committed to tackling skills challenges and promoting certified contractor status within the water sector.