National housing and care provider, Mears Group, with headquarters at Gloucester Business Park in Brockworth, rolls out its 2024 apprenticeship programme this February, with a huge recruitment drive for 120 new apprentices.
Joining Mears' 6,500-strong team of staff across the country, successful applicants will join a range of apprenticeships including property maintenance, joinery, business administration and surveying.
And with sustainability as a top priority for all UK businesses, new apprentices will be able to hone their green skills by getting involved with the group's retrofitting business, learning about sustainability and helping the company pursue its decarbonisation goals.
Mears currently has more than 260 apprentices on its workforce, with 100 of those recruited in 2023.
Jamie Lawrence joined as an electrician apprentice in 2021 and said: 'Joining Mears as an apprentice has given me a fantastic opportunity to learn a trade which I know will help me have a career for life.
'I have had the chance to learn about different parts of the business and my confidence has really grown. I would encourage anyone considering an apprenticeship to go ahead and apply — it will set you up with a great education and an interesting job.'
Jo Fry, group HR director for Mears, said: 'Providing employment opportunities in the communities we work in and inspiring the next generation of workers are big priorities for us at Mears.
'Apprenticeship programmes are a fantastic opportunity to provide employment to young people while also ensuring they receive the training they need to develop long-term careers.
'We have been welcoming apprentices to the business for more than 20 years and it is always fantastic to see them progress with the company.'
Future apprentices interested in applying to the 2024 scheme should visit the Mears Group website for further details.