Jones Bros nominated for outstanding training awards14th Aug 2014

Jones Bros’ commitment to offering quality training in construction and engineering disciplines has resulted in a series of nominations for top industry awards.

The civil engineering contractor is in the running for four awards at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Pride of Construction Awards, which take place in London on September 10.

The events, which coincide with the CITB’s 50th anniversary celebrations, will mark the achievements of individuals, companies and training partners within the construction industry.

Jones Bros have been nominated for three awards, including the CITB Apprentice Employer of the Year and Outstanding Training Partner – Gold awards. Recently retired training manager Ken Jones has been nominated for the CITB Lifetime achievement award, and Jones Bros are also in the running for the Outstanding Employer (Large) Gold Award.

Jones Bros’ health, safety, environment quality and training manager Dave Gibson said: “It’s a great honour to be nominated for these awards, which highlight the value we place in our training schemes.

“The CITB is involved in a lot of the work we do at our training centre, from accredited courses in mobile construction plant and health and safety to the delivery of our apprentice framework.

“We’re very proud of the standard of training we offer, both to our workers and trainees and to external companies, and the fantastic working partnership we have with the CITB is crucial to the success of our programmes.”

Jones Bros recently took part in a CITB event celebrating the achievements of North Wales’ construction companies. The event, which formed part of the CITB’s anniversary celebrations, saw Dave Gibson and Ken Jones speak about the company’s growth over the last five decades.

Jones Bros runs a number of CITB accredited courses and apprenticeship programmes from its dedicated training centre in Ruthin.

Founded in the 1950s, Jones Bros employs a total of 300 people. It operates across the UK in sectors including construction of waste management facilities, highways and renewable energy projects such as wind farms.