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We believe in young people. Do you?

By Hannah Field|Published 28/02/2017

Last year we were delighted to announce our Official Partnership with the DofE, which sees us encourage, inspire and support young people in their self-development and recognising their achievements.

There is a huge variance in roles available within our industry, which is why we want to promote it as one for young people to consider. Roles include office based, warehouse based, site based and everything in between. You don’t have to have technical knowledge or experience to begin a career with Mar-Key Group, nor do you have to have academic qualifications.

Group CEO Ben Scroggie commented: ‘In our industry, often it isn’t academic success that we look for in people. We look for people with a willingness to work and learn, for people who want to be part of a team, and for people who want to succeed. All of these qualities are fundamental to the successful completion of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which is why we’re endorse the DofE as a skill for work.We know that an academic path isn’t for everyone, which is why we really believe that picking up additional life skills during your younger years are invaluable when it comes to looking to start a career.’

Not everyone is looking for a 9-5 office job. Our site roles appeal to those wanting something a little different. Whilst physically demanding, working outside as part of a team to complete projects encourages great comradery between you and your colleagues, as well as a huge sense of satisfaction and achievement on completion of a project. You turn up to an empty site on day one, and finish your last day on site seeing your structure put to use with a real sense of pride.

Chairman David Tabb added: ‘Hopefully we can bring a new generation into our fast growing industry. Structures are a highly skilled business in these modern times and need highly motivated  young people.’

We’re extremely proud to support the work of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and are excited to continue to advocate the DofE as a skill for work.

 

If you’d like to get involved or find out more about National Apprentice Week, click HERE

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