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ECA Member expands apprenticeship programme

ECA Member firm BGEN has pledged to recruit 25 more apprentices in 2024, bringing its total number to 75.

50 apprentices already work for the company, each receiving valuable vocational training and study to achieve industry-recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships range from Level 3 to Degree and are in a variety of disciplines - enabling recruits to forge careers as electricians, mechanical engineers and pipefitters, as well as quantity surveyors, and network and systems engineers.

The scheme is also being used to upskill a further ten existing BGEN employees - enabling BGEN to grow talent through the provision of learning opportunities for career development.

To invest in its future and create a more diverse workforce, BGEN has already doubled its apprentice headcount over the last two years. 2024’s planned intake follows several recent new business wins and supports the firm’s ambitious targets for further growth.

“I began my own career as a craft apprentice, so I’m both proud and delighted that the company I lead invests such significant resources in developing a young and diverse workforce,” says Robin Whitehead, chief executive at BGEN.

“Our business is evolving and, only by moving with the times and investing in those who work for us, will we be best able to solve the engineering challenges of the modern world for our customers – now and in the future.”

Last updated 13 February 24