Ladder for Shropshire: Two new apprenticeships up for grabs with contractors

Mechanical and electrical services contractors Dodd Group is creating two new apprenticeships in Telford.

Dodd Group is looking to recruit business administration and electrical apprentices
Dodd Group is looking to recruit business administration and electrical apprentices

The need for business administration and electrical apprentices comes as a result of growth for the firm's small works department.

Dodd Group was formed in 1947 in Shropshire and has remained a privately owned family business ever since. It offers a comprehensive electrical and mechanical design, installation and maintenance service across many sectors.

The company has recently secured a £10.6 million project at a residential scheme in Perry Bar, Birmingham, as part of the regeneration program stimulated by the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Closer to home, it has also just completed the mechanical and electrical enabling works at the new Air Ambulance headquarters at RAF Cosford.

Mary-Anne Clayton, group human resources manager, said: “We are looking to recruit a business administration apprentice to join our very busy and friendly small projects team, learning a wide range of administrative and IT skills and working closely with the engineers, administration and contract support team members.

"We are also looking for an electrical apprentice to learning all aspects of the electrical trade, covering emergency lighting, testing and commissioning, how to read and work from drawings and technical specifications, learning about switchgear and distribution equipment and small power installation and once completed the apprentice will be a fully qualified electrician.

"These are both exciting opportunities and we are really pleased that the growth in our small projects team has allowed us to create these apprenticeship opportunities in Telford."

Amanda Carpenter, project officer for Ladder for Shropshire, said: “Mary-Anne has been an advocate and a fantastic support for the Ladder for Shropshire since the launch in October. As a Ladder ambassador she has helped shout out about the Ladder in her own network which has created more apprenticeship opportunities in Telford, so we are very pleased to be supporting Dodd Group in the recruitment of their two new apprenticeships.

“I would encourage anyone interested in these roles to contact HR@doddgroup.com for more details or to submit your CV.”

If a business is considering hiring an apprentice contact Amanda at amanda@ladderforshropshire.org

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