Dudley’s and Tesco Appoint Apprentices

Posted: November 9, 2010 in Client News
Tags: , ,

Newport-based Dudley’s has strengthened its relationship with retail leader, Tesco, by recently employing ten apprentices within the construction industry through a joint venture.

Dudley’s is one of the country’s leading specialist contractors providing customers with extensive expertise in construction, shopfitting and bespoke architectural aluminium façade solutions.  The company has appointed apprentices to join the Dudley’s Tesco Property Apprentice and Trainee Scheme, taking the roles of Retail Project Managers, Joiners, Curtain Walling Fabricators, Planners, Health & Safety Advisors and a Curtain Wall Estimator.

 Tesco has worked with its suppliers to offer 300 apprentice places throughout the UK.  The company has engaged with a wide range of trainees, from electricians to project managers, refrigeration engineers and quantity surveyors.  Throughout the scheme, the apprentices will not only benefit from on-the-job training with Dudley’s, but they also have the opportunity to attend four training days per year with Tesco, as part of their on-going development. 

Dudley’s is developing its work with Tesco further, as the company has recently begun several contracts to build new Tesco Express stores across South Wales – the first project of its kind for Dudley’s.

Dudley’s completed its first Express Store in December 2009 in Burntwood and is now currently building a further 14 Express Stores. Work commenced on three new-build Tesco Express Stores in Rogerstone, Trethomas and Tonteg earlier in the year, with the three contracts worth approximately £1.2 million.  The remaining 11 Express Stores, with a contract value of £4 million, commenced this summer and are currently being carried out across the UK.

Mike Dudley, Managing Director of Dudley’s commented: “Dudley’s has a 40 year history of working in partnership with Tesco and we are proud to continue our involvement with the leading retailer by building new Tesco Express stores across South Wales and particularly through the apprentice scheme.  Apprenticeships offer participants, a structured and focused form of education and are a great opportunity to gain valuable construction skills.  We feel our apprentices will thoroughly benefit from the scheme and we wish them all the best in their training.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s