J S Wright has launched a training programme to help its apprentices fast-track their way up the career ladder.
The J S Wright Experience will complement existing academic and work-based college courses to provide the company’s technical trainees with the all-round knowledge and skills to become high-flying corporate engineers.
Dedicated mentors from within the company, which has its headquarters in Birmingham and offices in Bristol and London, will guide and support the trainees in understanding and experiencing J S Wright’s values, processes and procedures, and help them develop their leadership and communication skills.
Over the four-year course, each apprentice will follow a monitored schedule of working in different office departments from contracts and design to aftercare, and on site in areas including commissioning, quality and health and safety.
They will also get to learn industry design regulations and become involved in supplier and manufacturer visits and client networking as stakeholders in the business, attend mandatory training courses, and carry out a yearly in-house project that will also provide evidence for college qualifications.
The J S Wright Experience has resulted from consultation with academic qualification providers and former apprentices, who will also be able to take advantage of the programme to hone their managerial skills as mentors.
J S Wright is now in the process of devising a similar hands-on project-based experience programme for its craft apprentices.