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Our Group has always been invested in developing our staff and encouraging the recruitment of apprentices across our sites, but we are also setting precedence in the way of offering openings in roles outside ‘bricks and mortar’.
Currently, Anwyl Group have a range of students, mature students and school leavers in roles from health and safety, business development and marketing to site management, quantity surveying and procurement.
This is in addition to more than 20 construction apprentices at work on Anwyl Construction sites alone, from Porthmadog over to Warrington.
Construction Director Tom Anwyl has said:
We have always been committed to offering apprenticeships in our business and through our supply chains. Construction offers so many career opportunities across a huge range of different skills and subjects and in today’s world it’s not only about having high quality tradespeople on our sites. There are so many other vital roles across the spectrum of construction and getting the right people in those positions is a key part of our success and why we are so committed to investing in them. Our people are the reason we are awarded contracts, and are successful with our framework bids, how we organise supply chains, obtain planning permissions and achieve the highest standards in site safety and build quality.
Investing in our people means we have a highly skilled workforce which means we can compete for and win major contracts, provide employment and contribute to the prosperity of the areas where we operate. Among these trainees Anwyl Construction have Assistant Quantity Surveyor Kim Curtis, 42, from Flint, who joined the Construction team in August 2017 to further her career.
I was with another company as a Commercial Assistant but wanted to progress and become a fully trained quantity surveyor. I’m starting my qualifications in September at Coleg Cambria. I’m going on day release and studying for a HNC in Building Studies. Anwyl Construction has agreed to support me throughout my studies and that has made me feel valued. My goal is to become a fully qualified Quantity Surveyor and Anwyl Construction are helping massively when it comes to achieving my goals.
I have a daughter, Naomi, who is 22 and has just qualified as a nurse and now works in the A&E department at Ysbty Glan Clwyd. She has completed her studies as I start mine but you are never too old to learn.
Jessica Phillips, 19, from Hawarden, a trainee Health and Safety Advisor for the Group, started only three months ago and she’s keen to put her theoretical knowledge into practice, she said:
I do site inspections with site managers and look for potential dangers and hazards. I’m starting my studies in September at Coleg Cambria’s Deeside facility. I want to become a fully-fledged Health and Safety Officer and to progress my career with Anwyl. Everyone has been so helpful and I get all the backing and advice I need. I know the senior staff here want me to be successful and to achieve my goals and that means a great deal and gives me confidence.
Out on site we have Trainee Site Manager, Shane Crawford, 20, from Wrexham, who has just started working with us and is studying for his NVQ Level 4 qualification in construction site supervision at Coleg Cambria from September. He said:
I was working as a trainee bricklayer before moving to Anwyl Homes, I moved because I believe this company that will really benefit me and help me progress. I’m currently working alongside a very experienced Site Manager at the Parc St Mary’s development at Northop Hall, I’m learning a great deal! It’s my aim to become a fully qualified Site Manager and I believe being at Anwyl will help me to achieve that goal.
Sarah DeLucia Crook, Anwyl Construction Business Development Manager, said:
There are so many opportunities now within the construction sector and we are keen to get the right people into the right roles here at Anwyl Construction and that’s why we are so committed to training and education programmes.
At Anwyl we’re thrilled to be able to support these people into their careers in Construction, and we’re looking forward to seeing them grow and develop within our Group.
For more information on careers in construction, routes into the industry and some handy hints, tips and ‘how to’ guides, you can head over to the CITB’s Go Construct Website.