Civil engineering company Jones Bros is investigating ways of supporting young people who are out of work and education after backing a Prince’s Trust construction initiative.
Jones Bros’ health, safety, environment, quality and training manager Dave Gibson spoke about opportunities within the industry at a recent event celebrating the achievements of participants in the Trust’s Get Into Construction scheme.
Jones Bros, which is passionate about offering training and employment opportunities to young people from across North Wales, is now looking into other ways of working with the Prince’s Trust on projects relating to the construction industry.
The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
The Get Into Construction scheme passes on basic construction site skills to participants, giving them an opportunity to complete their Construction Skills Certification Scheme labourer card.
Dave Gibson said: “The whole point of the programme is to give the participants some qualifications, skills and work experience to help their chances of finding employment.
“The group has been working over the last two weeks to complete a level one NVQ and their CSCS card, which shows that they have the basic skills needed to work on a construction site.
”For them to complete the training really is a massive achievement, and they full deserve an opportunity to celebrate with their families.
“Some of the lads have applied for places on our plant operator apprenticeship scheme, and we will be interviewing five of them next week.
“We’re now working with the Prince’s Trust to develop a Get into Construction programme which will be based at our Training Centre later in the year.”
Jones Bros recently hired five new recruits for its plant operative apprenticeship scheme, and is looking for another six candidates for its next batch of apprentices, which are due to start in May.
For further information on careers in civil engineering with Jones Bros, visit the careers page.