National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from February 8-14, celebrates the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses, the economy, and the community.
At Jones Bros we regularly take on new apprentices: we have recruited many young people during our decades in business, and more than 100 since 2016. As our civil engineering operations continue to expand across the UK, our apprentices have the chance to train on pioneering projects.
Mustafa Hamed joined us as an apprentice at our Wigan link road scheme. 12 months later, he’s in the Guardian and the Financial Times discussing his work on the world’s largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank and why green energy is important to him, having completed his plant operator apprenticeship.
In addition, our apprentice Jack Meredydd Owen gained recognition, narrowly missing out after being nominated for the most promising apprentice at the most recent CECA Wales Awards.
All apprentices with Jones Bros can have the chance to further their careers by taking a Higher National Diploma in civil engineering. This combines on-the-job training with formal learning, and can serve as a gateway into degree-level studying while in full-time employment.
From support on-site to experience getting to grips with plant machinery, this is one of the many reasons our apprentices chose to start their civil engineering career with Jones Bros.
We’re regularly recognised for our commitment to career progression and as award-winning training providers by bodies representing Wales’ largest and smallest civil engineering companies.
Elliot Bidmead started as an apprentice and was recently named most promising graduate at the CECA Wales awards, having progressed right through a master’s degree with plans for Chartered Engineer status with the support of Jones Bros throughout.
40 per cent of Jones Bros staff started as apprentices, and work at all levels of the company. As a result, Jones Bros’ line managers and mentors are committed to supporting training and progression throughout your career and are on-hand from day one.
Our door is always open to those with the will to learn new skills in engineering, construction and more. If you don’t see a role that catches your eye, send us your CV so we know you’re interested.