The new apprentices will join Mears’ offices across the UK. The company is now taking applications for a range of apprenticeships, including trades, such as property maintenance and joinery, and in other areas including business administration and surveying.
The successful applicants will also have the opportunity to focus on future green skills. The apprentices will get involved in Mears Group’s retrofitting business as they complete a carbon awareness course to learn about the business’ sustainability work and goals.
Jo Fry, Group HR Director, 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.
Last year, Mears took on almost 100 new apprentices. Jamie Lawrence who joined as an electrician apprentice in 2021, wants to encourage those considering an apprenticeship to go ahead and apply.
Apprentice Jamie Lawrence, who is based in Rotherham, 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.
Mears currently has more than 260 apprentices in the business. In addition to this, there are 106 existing Mears staff who are pursuing apprentice training to further their careers.
Learn more about Mears’ apprenticeship vacancies here.
About Mears Group
With more than 5,500 employees, Mears Group works with clients to help develop, fund, and implement innovative solutions. We are a highly responsible partner, who is committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service; keeping our promises; creating a great place to work and tackling issues that matter to people and communities.