Congratulations to all seven of the McDermotts apprentices who have passed their Level 2 Groundworker apprenticeships and continue their journey as qualified groundworkers.
Congratulations to: Charlie Griffiths, Daniel Kelly, Ellis Mapps, Jake Ullah, Kane Murray, Luke Haywood and Shea Brennan.
John Moriarty, Production Director, presented their certificates and we took the opportunity to discuss the benefits of the apprenticeship and their most enjoyable moments throughout the course.
Ellis Mapps started an apprenticeship as he “wanted to make way in a career I would enjoy” and he most enjoyed “learning new skills and meeting new people”.
Jake Ullah was attracted to an apprenticeship as it provided “the opportunity to learn the trade and gain a qualification whilst earning money”.
Kane Murray said he “looked at the long-term benefits of an apprenticeship” and “enjoyed learning new skills”.
When asked what advice they would give to anyone considering an apprenticeship, Luke Haywood said “to see it as an investment into yourself and your future, and know the more you invest, the greater the reward”.
Charlie Griffiths believes “the apprenticeship is good for people who are hands on and for people who are willing to work and learn”.
Daniel Kelly’s advice for apprentices is to “do it and don’t be shy”, whilst Shea Brennan advised to “give it a go and put the effort in”.
We look forward to welcoming the new cohort of apprentices who join McDermotts in September, which will be delivered by our training partner Salutem.