Rhys Roberts joined Jones Bros in 2007 having been offered an apprenticeship after doing work experience here while completing his A levels. After graduating from the Civil Engineering Training Scheme he has built up significant experience while working on a number of renewable energy projects. In 2015 Rhys completed his registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) with the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE).
“Jones Bros has given me plenty of opportunities to build up my skills and experience. I am responsible for a number of duties on site, including the design and assessment of site tracks and helping with controlling plant across site. I really enjoy my job, and love putting site plans into place so that you can see visible progress on the project as the weeks pass by.”
Watch Rhys' video as he talks about his career development at Jones Bros. Rhys is a site agent at Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm.
Gwyn Morris has worked his way up from trainee dumper driver to a senior leadership role during his 35 years with Jones Bros.
Following another recent promotion, Gwyn is now a construction site manager at Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm.
Gareth Jones has been promoted from construction operative to a position as a senior manager, during the course of his career to date with Jones Bros.
Now a senior construction manager, Gareth’s first role upon joining the company in 1994 was as a construction operative.
James Symon an apprentice from Aberdare started his apprenticeship programme with Jones Bros in April 2014. As part of his training, James has learned how to drive 40 tonne dumper trucks as well as compactor rollers. These skills and qualifications are being put to use to develop access roads across the 4,600-hecter Pen Y Cymoedd Wind farm site.
This is a project we are completing as a joint venture with Balfour Beatty and will be the largest windfarm in England and Wales. He has achieved his Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) red card in 8 categories and in 2015 was nominated for Apprentice of the Year in the Construction News Specialist Awards 2016.
Lisa Tudor began her career as a trainee quantity surveyor at Jones Bros after completing a degree in mathematics, statistics and operational research at Cardiff University. In her time here at Jones Bros Lisa has gained valuable experiences on projects such as Pen y Cymoedd Wind farm and has also been involved in bidding for work by calculating and estimating prices and reviewing contractual documents.
While gaining experience on different projects she achieved an MSc in Quantity Surveying from Salford University and has recently achieved her chartered status qualification with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
“I considered all of my options after finishing my university course and decided to apply for a traineeship at Jones Bros and have gained lots of experience since then. People sometimes think quantity surveyors simply count bricks but there is so much more to it, with elements of the law, finance and planning with lots of opportunities for career development.”
Heledd started working here in summer 2012, as a summer placement student while she completed her degree in BSc, Accounting and Finance at Bangor University.
During this time she gained experience working with the purchase ledger department . After she completed her course in Bangor University Jones Bros offered her a full time position in the finance team and sponsorship to continue with her professional qualifications and become a chartered accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).