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Proud to support National Apprenticeship Week

Proud to support National Apprenticeship Week

Date: 11 February 2022 | By: RDM

Here at RDM Electrical & Mechanical Services, we have long valued and invested in apprentices, and are very proud of our 100% success rate with apprentices over our 30 plus-year history.

Many of our valued employees joined the business and developed through this route and we currently have 10 apprentices on the books, across a range of disciplines, from site-based trade and craft positions to more office-based design and engineering roles.

As such, we are actively supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2022, taking place between the 7th and the 13th of February.

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 will be the 15th instalment of the celebration, which was set up to highlight the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals and businesses across the country.

The theme this year is ‘Build the Future’, which ties in perfectly with our own ethos of engineering for a sustainable future and is designed to recognise the benefit of apprenticeships in delivering a rewarding career and for businesses in developing a talented and well-equipped workforce.

We are a longstanding supporter and advocate of apprenticeships. We have worked with many organisations driving this over the years and have also worked closely with many schools to explain the benefits of a career within the engineering services and construction industry to young people.

As part of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, more than 1,000 virtual and in-person events will be held across the UK, aiming to showcase the benefits of such opportunities. Businesses and organisations can get involved by using the hashtag #NAW2022 on social media. Find out more about National Apprenticeship Week here.

Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly popular career path and have had a significant boost from the Welsh Government. The Welsh Government has promised £366 million in investment to deliver 120,000 apprenticeships across Wales, and the funds have been allocated to meet the target of ensuring at least 90% of 16 – 24-year old's will be in education, employment or training by 2050.

This announcement comes off the back of continued emphasis on education from the Welsh Government. In Wales alone, 108,000 apprenticeships have been started since 2016.

Dave Kieft, our CEO, said:

“It’s always a great privilege for us, here at RDM Electrical and Mechanical Services, to help support, train and inspire the next generation of construction and trade professionals.

“We have long championed the benefits of apprenticeships as a route into this industry and are proud supporters of National Apprenticeship Week. It is vital for our industry that we find the very best talent to fill the skills gap we have in the construction sector, and believe it is our duty to ensure we train and mentor enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to achieve their potential.”


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