Reaching out to local communities7th Jul 2014

Jones Bros had the opportunity to champion civil engineering as a future career to hundreds of pupils from across Denbighshire when it attended a jobs fair recently.

Pupils from Denbigh High school, St Bridget’s High school and Llandrillo College were amongst more than 200 young people who attended the event to learn more about the opportunities available to them.

The event, at Denbigh Town Hall, saw local businesses joining forces to inspire young people and help rebalance the local economy so it is less dependent on the public sector.

Niamh Whitehead, HR manager at Ruthin-based Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, said: “This event was a really good opportunity to support our local community and let young people know about the future prospects there are in civil engineering and the various different career paths available.

“With parts of Denbighshire considered to be within a deprived economic state in terms of employment opportunities, it is crucial that companies like Jones Bros engage with local communities, not only to promote the industry but also to raise awareness of the career opportunities available in the area.”

Niamh was also encouraged by the numbers of young women asking about the opportunities available with companies like Jones Bros, which has several women in senior positions.

“I was delighted to talk them through the wide range of career options available and of the types of opportunities available within the industry.”

Jones Bros is now preparing to welcome four sixth form students from Brynhyfryd School in Ruthin. The students all hope to pursue careers in civil engineering and will spend one week at Jones Bros, learning about the wide range of roles available and the breadth of work undertaken by the company.