Apprentices

You could be like Ashley English, winning the annual "Apprentice of the Year Award" in 2018. Andy was keen to gain formal qualifications to enhance his hands-on skills, and his hard work and commitment has been recognised through this award. SWH embraces apprenticeship schemes and we've also won our own business award for Apprenticeship Development. For us they are a ‘no-brainer' to home grow talent in our thriving business and provide a realistic route into an honourable and rewarding career.


Ashley English, Apprentice Roadworker

I joined SWH as an Apprentice Roadworker in 2017. I already had some ‘hands on' highways and construction experience, but did not have any formal qualifications. SWH have been very supportive of me completing my College course, whilst enabling me to further develop my skills and experience working on the roads as part of the Plymouth Highways team. My day-to-day duties range from creating and progressing engineering designs and using CAD, to working on day-to-day highway maintenances on schemes in and around Plymouth. What I like about my work is being able to see it for years to come, and at the benefit of everyone. I get to meet people from all walks of life, and, in the summer at least enjoy the weather! I was really surprised and chuffed to receive the South West CECA Award for Most Promising Apprentice in 2018, and hope to continue to develop my skills over the next few years.