At RI Cruden we know Apprenticeships work. Our Directors Rory and Callum both came through apprenticeship programs and know the benefit they can make to our business and the industries we work in.

At RI Cruden we do apprenticeships differently.

They create clear pathways to provide knowledge, skills and attitude for young people to progress their careers further in the construction and renewable industry.

We don’t look at apprenticeships to provide cheap labour to projects – we have invested heavily and developed our own award-winning apprenticeship program.

Now lead by Greg Matheson who was RI Cruden’s first apprentice in 2011, Greg has progressed his career and is now the longest serving member of the team.

We open apprenticeship applications each spring, please watch our website and social channels to find out when applications open next.

We have modern apprenticeships available in the following sectors;

  • Heating & Ventilation
  • Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
  • Facilities Management (Service Engineer)
  • Electricians
  • Solar PV engineers
  • Business Administration
  • Mechanical & Electrical Estimators
  • Digital Marketing

We work closely with schools, colleges as well as Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Developing the Young Work Force (DYW)Our hard work has been recognised by Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Apprenticeships winning “Supporting Net Zero Employer of the year” in the 2023 apprentice awards.

List of individual apprentice awards for RI Cruden apprentices;

2009 – Rory Cruden – Inverness College Apprentice Plumber of the year

2013 – Greg Matheson – Inverness College Apprentice Plumber of the year

2023 – Finlay Calder – Snipef Renewables Apprentice of the year

2023 – Joe Embelton – 1st Year plumbing apprentice – Inverness UHI apprentice of the year

2023 – Michael Vass – North of Scotland Electrical winner, National awards TBC

2023 – Ricky Mackenzie – 4th Year Heating and Ventilation – Apprentice of the Year – Edinburgh College and BESA Scotland Apprentice of the year

2023 – Dylan Burke – Service and Maintenance Apprentice of the Year at the BESA Scotland Awards 2023.

At RI Cruden we are dedicated to training the next generation and have developed an award winning apprenticeship program to allow our team reach their potential. RI Cruden are committed to promote gender equality within our industry and business and would encourage everyone looking for a career in renewables to contact our careers team at