Welcome to Scottish Building Federation


A new pay promulgation for construction apprentices registered with the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) which confers a 5% increase across all years has been agreed and can be accessed here: SBATC Apprentice Pay Promulgation - 1 August 2022 to 8 January 2023 

These new rates of pay for SBATC apprentices should be implemented from Monday 1 August 2022.

Other than statutory increases in the National Minimum Wage rates, SBATC apprentices have not received any pay awards since summer 2019.

Consequently, the agreement negotiated with the trade union also includes a further 2.5% increase in apprenticeship wages from Monday 9 January 2023 and a corresponding promulgation will be circulated nearer the time. This two-stage approach will allow apprentices to catch-up on lost ground in a sensible and planned manner.      

The SBATC indenture registration form for employers who wish to register their apprentices with SBATC can be found here: SBATC Indenture Registration Form

The one-off registration fee is £60 (£50 + VAT)per apprentice and completed forms can be sent to SBATC, PO Box 21783, Larbert, FK1 9HH.


Developing trust over 125 years

The Scottish Building Federation was established in 1895 working with its members to bring together ideals, collective needs and collaborative business practices. SBF continues to represent the interests and aspirations of its members throughout Scotland. With a professional approach, excellent service and an efficient team, SBF is ready to assist your construction company on the path to future success. 

For more information on the wide-ranging benefits enjoyed by SBF Members, please visit: SBF Membership Benefits.  

Reputable builders can apply to join the Scottish Building Federation here.