Welsh steel firm hires first apprentice

Welsh steel firm hires first apprentice

We’re pleased to announce we have hired our first apprentice as part of a new relationship with Coleg Gwent.

Pro Steel Engineering has appointed Nathan Perkins, 21, as our first apprentice.

Nathan will be working towards his Level Two qualification in fabrication and welding while studying part-time at Coleg Gwent.

Previously a self-employed labourer, Nathan worked at Pro Steel Engineering and decided he wanted to specialise in a trade.

Nathan said:

“I’m incredibly grateful to Pro Steel for helping me further my career and allowing me to specialise in a trade. I chose to continue my career in construction as I love the feeling you get from putting something together from nothing.

“I thought Pro Steel was the best company to complete my apprenticeship with as it’s a relatively new company experiencing huge growth and winning contracts against much bigger firms.”

Richard Selby, director of Pro Steel Engineering said:

“We’ve wanted to employ apprentices for a while as we’re invested in providing young people with the skills they need for a successful career in construction and doing our bit to fill the skills gap affecting our sector.

“Recent growth has enabled us to open a fabrication site in Caldicot, creating local jobs and giving us the capacity to employ apprentices. We’re looking to recruit more in the very near future, and look forward to building on our relationship with Coleg Gwent.”