We are really pleased to announce that Sutro has created an opportunity for a new recruit, Ewan, to join our small but highly experienced team as our new apprentice. The position provides Ewan with an opportunity to start his career with Sutro Group. We will provide training across all of our services, including rope access engineering, drone inspections, NDT inspections and advanced NDT inspections,
Ewan applied to work with us via the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme which is an incentive for 16 – 24-year-olds who claim Universal Credit and are at risk of becoming unemployed long-term.
The scheme is a win/win for Sutro and for Ewan. It means that we are able to offer a role to which is funded by the kickstart scheme. The funding covers 100% of the National Minimum or Living Wage, employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions.
We heard about the scheme through our membership of Chambers Wales who helped with the application process from managing funding to liaising with the Department of Work and Pensions.
Greg Drane, Commercial Director at Sutro, said: “As with many apprenticeship schemes, it’s often very difficult to find the right calibre of candidate, especially in our industry as the work scope is very niche; but I was surprised when the emails from Kickstart started to come through.”
Greg added: “A very level-headed, young man with a willingness to broaden his horizons, Ewan’s attitude stood out in particular at the interview. It was very pleasing to see such a proactive nature to Ewan, well-balanced and polite with an eagerness to learn.
“We’re looking forward to Ewan starting here at Sutro and will implement a training package which will give Ewan the tools he needs to really excel in this field and create a long-term career.
“If and when we have another apprentice opportunity, we would definitely consider Kickstart and working with Chambers Wales again.”
Good luck Ewan!