Training in engineering, plant operations, finance and HR on offer at careers’ event31st Mar 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 15.56.13Young people wondering which career path to choose can find out about a variety of opportunities at a Ruthin firm’s careers’ event.

Students of subjects including finance, quantity surveying, project management and HR, will be welcome to the event, at Jones Bros Civil Engineering on Thursday 27 April.

The firm is also opening its doors to would-be civil engineers, as well as recruits for its popular plant operator, plant fitter and general construction operator apprenticeships. The company is also now introducing Higher Apprenticeships.

Students will also be able to sign up for industrial placements, summer placements and the firm’s annual work experience week, to be held for 14-to 17-year-olds, after schools break up in July.

Visitors will get the chance to meet some of Jones Bros’ regional and project managers and head office team, to find out about the different career paths available.

The event, from 4pm until 7pm at Jones Bros’ head office in Ty Glyn, Ruthin, will also include talks about the contractor’s award-winning apprenticeship programme and opportunities for school leavers and graduates.

It follows on from the firm’s first-ever careers’ event, which attracted dozens of visitors.

At that event, the company recruited a trainee civil engineer, a number of apprentices and six undergraduates for its six-week summer placement programme.

Ahead of the event, Jones Bros will post onto its Facebook page updates on jobs and careers prospects with the company.

Director Ruth James said: “The company is growing and we believe firmly in developing talent organically and promoting from within.

“Some of our most loyal workers joined us as apprentices. Some have been promoted to become our latest generation of senior managers.

“Now we want to give the next generation an insight into what it’s like working for a successful private company with construction projects working for international clients.

“There are a huge range of roles in civil engineering construction, from skilled groundworks and plant operative places to engineers and quantity surveyors, which can lead on to project management.

“But we also want to help young people think beyond the traditional jobs you associate with construction. There’s a variety of career paths that support the industry, such as in finance, quantity surveying and health and safety, all of which offer opportunities for progression.”

Founded in the 1950s and employing 350 people, Jones Bros works on projects including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.


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