Taking Training

Acquisition Sees MCG Group Expand Into The Training Sector

The MCG Group has acquired Sixth Sense, an independent training company based in central Scotland, broadening its core people-focussed services to include Apprenticeships and training.

As a National Training Provider, Sixth Sense was selected by the Scottish Government’s main skills funding agency, Skills Development Scotland to deliver high quality training services. These range from short learning opportunities that improve basic vocational skills to full Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), giving the learner a recognised qualification in their vocation. The company also specialises in Digital Apprenticeships including Digital Marketing, Creative Media, and Data Analytics.

The acquisition comes as part of The MCG Group’s long-term strategy to build on its foundation of being a group of recruitment businesses, and start to offer added value services to clients, candidates, and internal colleagues.

Grant Henderson, COO of The MCG Group, said: “The acquisition of Sixth Sense fulfils both a business and personal ambition in increasing our training capability for our internal staff, as well as externally to our valued customers. It is exciting to see how we can now positively impact the lives of many people by helping them reach their potential as an Apprentice, with vocational training or by placing people into career opportunities and solving customers’ talent needs. The future of MCG in the training space looks bright.”

The acquisition completed on 8 October and is the third in the last 12 months for The MCG Group. The company is on a growth trajectory as part of its ambitious 5-year plan.

Colm McGinley, CEO of The MCG Group, said of the acquisition: “We warmly welcome Sixth Sense into our Group and we’re excited to see what this new acquisition will bring to our business. This is a fantastic opportunity to further broaden the reach and range of the services we can offer, both to our existing and future client base.”

Richard Tasker, Managing Director of Sixth Sense, said: “We’re delighted that Sixth Sense is now part of The MCG Group. Their ‘people-first’ approach perfectly fits our mission to provide quality job and training opportunities to young people across the country.”

Sarah Tasker, Co-Managing Director of Sixth Sense added: “We are really excited about what this acquisition means for Sixth Sense! This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and puts Sixth Sense in a position to train so many more Apprentices and help them build their careers. We feel the MCG Group aligns really well with our own core values and culture and we’re certain our fabulous team at Sixth Sense are in very good hands!”

The MCG Group is a collection of recruitment companies offering consultancy, project management and training services. It operates in the aerospace & aviation, healthcare, construction, education, and technology sectors. It officially became one of ‘The UK’s 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For’ as well as one of ‘Recruitment’s 40 Best Companies to Work For’ in the 2021 Best Companies awards. The Group has high ambitions and with Sixth Sense on board looks forward to continuing to raise expectation by challenging convention.

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