Apprenticeships and training a priority at SWG Group
07 Feb 2023

Helping our staff to grow so they can flourish in their career is a source of great pride here at SWG Group. 

As National Apprenticeship Week celebrates apprentices being given ‘Skills for Life’ [] we are celebrating our team members who are developing their skills - for the benefit of them and the company as a whole.


Continued investment

We are proud of our apprenticeship programme and always have at least two apprentices working their way to a full-time position.

Four of the current team - including two site managers - are former apprentices who have graduated in recent years.

And it doesn’t stop there! We are always keen to encourage staff of all levels of experience to improve their skills and knowledge.

Here is our current list of ‘students’...

Jacqui Gough (Director) is studying a Masters in Quantity Surveying with the University of Northumbria.

Sophie Shorey (Financial Controller) is on her way to achieving the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants certification.

James Fellows (Senior Buyer), Daniel Dyke (Trainee Quantity Surveyor) and Michael Peters (Trainee Quantity Surveyor) are undertaking degree apprenticeships in Quantity Surveying at Wolverhampton University.

Chloe Evans (Accounts Assistant) is completing the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 course with Newtown College, following her successful completion of Level 2.


The SWG Academy

As well as regularly giving apprentices their first steps in a construction career, we created the SWG Academy in conjunction with Ysgol Llanfyllin to give youngsters a head start before they even leave school.


Once a month, we provide a specialist member of our team to go into the school and teach the pupils practical skills, including woodwork, plumbing and electrical, as they work towards the Construction and the Built Environment GCSE.


We are now into our third year of the academy, and 59 students have taken part, with some of them coming to SWG for work experience or apprenticeship placements - giving them a direct route into the industry.


Robi Wood, Director of Learning for Technology, at Llanfyllin, says: “The SWG Academy is a forward-thinking and innovative way to deliver the curriculum, and I am extremely pleased that we are working with SWG.

“The students really enjoy the practical lessons, and having the chance of work experience and apprenticeships at SWG is a fantastic opportunity for them.”


National Apprenticeship Week runs from 6th to 12th February. For more information visit