Education & Future Skills

St. Modwen welcomes new apprentices through strong early careers partnerships

Women into Construction apprentices joining St. Modwen
(Left to right) Rachel Doherty, Group Early Careers Advisor, Kareen Thompson, Trainee Assistant Site Manager, Shareen Mitchell, Technical Trainee and Steph Sheppard, Project Manager at Women into Construction

Earlier this month, St. Modwen welcomed eight new recruits onto its two-year apprenticeship programme where the fresh talents will master the skills required to become Site Managers and technical experts of the future, as part of the companies Early Careers workstream.

The programme has been created to ensure each apprentice is able to blend classroom learning with the valuable on-the-job training needed to excel in their careers, through support and guidance from experienced members of the St. Modwen team, as they work towards achieving their qualifications.

Through our key partnership with Women into Construction (WiC), two of the eight apprentices that have joined the programme have done so through collaborating with the not-for-profit organisation which provides bespoke support and employment opportunities for women looking to begin a career in construction. The new hires come as St. Modwen recently strengthened it’s relationship with Women into Construction by taking on Platinum Membership, WiC’s highest partnership tier, in an effort to fulfill the companies ambitions to achieve the UK National Equality Standard and for 40% of its entire workforce to be represented by women by 2025.

New apprentice at St. Modwen

In addition, the company welcomed a third apprentice to the programme through it’s long-standing partnership with Wolverhapton-based college, Thomas Telford UTC, through which St. Modwen are working towards the ambitious targets to have 1-in-10 of our employees on an early careers programme from 2022 onwards and to have a positive impact on over 20,000 young people.

It’s fantastic to see our network of early career employees join us through our existing partnerships, and it’s tangible proof that these partnerships are about much more than just a logo on a website. Since working with both Women into Construction and Thomas Telford UTC, many of our employees have helped with panel discussions, career events and work experience so I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for helping to inspire our next generation of talented employees.

Becky Cund, Head of HR Operations and Sustainable People Projects

Find out more about our apprenticeship programme, here.

Discover St. Modwen’s Education and Future Skills ambitions, here.