The importance of apprenticeships in the words of Bethany Welsh, a Balfour Beatty Apprentice
02 June 2017
Last week, Bethany Welsh, a Trainee Civil Engineer currently on Balfour Beatty’s apprenticeship scheme spoke to The Daily Record, a Scottish newspaper based in Glasgow, about the importance of Apprenticeships and the benefits that they provide in support of The Scottish Apprenticeship Show.
Balfour Beatty is committed to promoting the wide range of opportunities available within the construction industry and to bridging the skills gap that the industry currently faces. The Company is a member of The 5% Club, a UK employer-led initiative focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce.
Here, you can read Bethany’s views on her experience at Balfour Beatty so far and the reasons why she is pleased to have chosen this career path.
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Notes to editors:
Balfour Beatty offers a wide variety of opportunities within its Apprenticeship Scheme ranging from intermediate, to advanced, to higher level qualifications. These are suitable for schools leavers and post-A-level students who want to learn and earn on a structured training scheme and gain a nationally recognised qualification. Balfour Beatty Apprentices have the opportunity to continue their studies to gain a Foundation or Honours Degree. Balfour Beatty employs over 300 apprentices across the UK and recruits around 150 additional apprentices each year. For further information and to apply for the Balfour Beatty Apprenticeship Scheme visit our careers page.
Balfour Beatty is a member of ‘The 5% Club’, a UK employer-led initiative focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce. Chief Executive Leo Quinn was the founding member of The 5% Club. Balfour Beatty joined in December 2013, the first company in the infrastructure industry to join.
The 5% Club works with UK employers and key influencers to inspire, educate and retain a growing body of people into “earn and learn” placements in order to increase the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates. The goal of The 5% Club is to increase the employment and career prospects of today’s youth and equip the UK with the skilled workforce it needs to safeguard Britain’s economy.