Date: April 4, 2022
Ethan Jones, from Mynydd Isa is completing the Coleg Cambria Traineeship Construction Academy, a course aimed at mixing classroom learning with practical on-site experience. As part of his learning, Ethan is currently undertaking a three-month placement with Read Construction, on their Ty Nyth project for Flintshire Council.
Supported through Read’s internal development framework, Ethan is gaining vital on-site experience, whilst gaining additional qualifications and certifications to supplement his college course.
Alison Roberts, Traineeships Officer at Coleg Cambria said: “Coleg Cambria would like to thank Read construction for investing their time, support and expertise in Ethan so far, and for supporting the local younger community to gain valuable, relevant and practical work experience. This is going to really enhance Ethan’s employment prospects in the future.”
Ethan said: “I am really enjoying my time on placement with Read Construction. This project at Ty Nyth is a really good starting point as it has many opportunities for me to learn and improve my skills. I’m learning many new skills and methods, with a team keen to support.”
History is repeating itself, as Ethan’s father, Eilian Jones, started his career at Read too. Eilian, now a Site Manager, initially began his career in Construction as an apprentice joiner with Read in 1996.
Eilian said: “I stated back in 1996 at the age of 16 and have worked up to site manager role. With the help from all at Read and the valuable open-door ethics and in-house training, I have come a long way. Now 27 years later, history is repeating itself with my son.”
Through Read’s in-house training and commitment to continued development, Eilian developed his role into a site manager – now managing multi-million-pound projects.
Karen Heaton-Morris, Read Construction Director, said: “Read are proud to support our people through our in-house training programmes. We are strong believers in employing the right people for our company, and supporting their growth and development through regular training, mentoring and opportunities to flourish.”