With valuable apprenticeships and workplace placements on the decline, DB Group endeavoured to make a small difference by taking on our first apprentice at MPS Concrete Solutions.

Let us introduce Jack, our MPS Site Operative. Jack came to us in September 2016 at 17 years old as an apprentice – he knew he didn’t want to go to university and was keen to get stuck into the world of work. Naturally, with taking on someone under 18, we had health and safety concerns. Plus, we were aware of the likelihood of getting a teenager out of bed at 5.30 am! 

However, Jack allayed all of our apprehensions from day one. Through the development process, Jack’s confidence grew and grew; he fulfilled his role as Site Operative with proficiency – drilling concrete, training to use pumps and chemicals and completing his digital assessments.

Jack completed his qualifications in excellent time, demonstrating his personal commitment to his own learning and has now been with MPS for almost five years

A word from Jack…

“When I first started my apprenticeship, I felt really welcomed by everyone. During my apprenticeship, I’ve learned a lot. Everyone is willing to help you and teach you everything you need to know about the job. It has given me a good start to my career with the company.”

Final thoughts…

By engaging an apprentice at a young age and in the early stage of their career, a company can instil a reliable work ethic. Jack was taught the internal workings of our structure from the offset, enabling him to grow into the perfect fit for our team. In the almost five years Jack has been with us, he’s developed essential skills and is now running his own team. An apprenticeship has offered him both a leg up in his career and a valuable qualification.

Jack is a valuable member of the MPS Concrete Solutions team and a rather proud moment for us recently was when we gave him his first company van.

For more information about getting involved in apprenticeships, check out the government’s apprenticeship site.

If you’re interested in finding out more about DB Group and our apprenticeship opportunities, please get in touch with hr@dbgholdings.com.