#NAW2016 – Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week2nd Mar 2016

National Apprenticeship Week, which this year runs from 14 to 18 March, 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 dozens of young people over several decades – employing 35 apprentices since 2010.  Some of our apprentices have gone on to fantastic success, including Geraint Thomas who is now the regional manager for Southern England.

Here we take a look at what we have been up to since last year’s National Apprenticeship Week, and we will update this page with everything we get up to in the run-up to, and during, #NAW2016.  Make sure you follow us on Twitter @JonesBrosUK to stay up to date with the latest news from Jones Bros.

Apprentices hard at work in Scotland


A batch of Jones Bros apprentices are hard at work on the Clyde Windfarm in Scotland – find out how they’re getting on here: Read more.

Band of brothers

Three brothers are keeping civil engineering in the family after securing places on our award-winning apprenticeship scheme. Read more.


Apprenticeships at Scottish wind farm

Jones Bros will soon begin recruiting apprentices for its 54-turbine wind farm extension project in Scotland.


Apprentice video diaries

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We followed a cohort of apprentices round to find out what they get up to during the first few weeks of training. Watch the videos here.


Award winning


Our commitment to providing high quality training was recognised by a series of awards and nominations from leading construction industry organisations.


Success stories


Joining Jones Bros as an apprentice places you on a robust career path. Find out more about our regional manager for Southern England, Geraint Thomas, who joined us as an apprentice.


Construction as a career


We regularly engage with youngsters in the region to encourage them to consider construction as a viable career choice. Our work over the last 12 months includes welcoming two North Wales high schools for an on-site visit and providing teenagers with the chance to test their skills on a plant simulator at Skills Cymru.


Member of the 5% club


We signed up to a campaign encouraging British businesses to support apprenticeships. The 5% Club is an industry-led initiative encouraging businesses to ensure five per cent of their workforce is made up of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.