Apprenticeship leads to life-changing career opportunity in renewables


Michael Leach from Pontypridd has benefitted from a life-changing career opportunity in an industry he truly believes in, thanks to the Welsh Government’s apprenticeship programme.

Michael, 31, is one of the first people to complete the new Level 3 Apprenticeship in Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance in Wales. This has meant overcoming significant challenges including returning to the classroom after many years and travelling long distances from home.

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Local budding engineer bags job after travelling 140 miles for careers event

Jones Bros Asha Glenn with Sean Jones who travelled from South Wales to attend the first careers day at the Ruthin HQ

Determination paid off for budding young civil engineer Sean Jones after he undertook a four-hour journey to a careers open day in an effort to secure a work placement and was offered a job.

Construction and surveying student Sean, travelled the 140-mile journey from his home in Glynneath to attend the inaugural careers day held by award-winning Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK in Ruthin, North Wales.

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Over 600 visitors during construction


Over the last two Summer periods we have hosted site visits to the wind farm for interested individuals to see the construction works with their own eyes. Over 600 visitors have taken us up on this offer, with some taking the chance twice over, firstly to see the turbine foundations in 2015 and secondly to see the turbine installations this Summer.

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