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Apprentice Alex enjoys building career in construction

A picture of SCS Group Apprentice Project Engineer Alex Rees

SCS Group Apprentice Project Engineer Alex Rees

SCS Group is dedicated to promoting the construction industry to young people, and part of that is employing apprentices and helping them develop their skills.

We currently employ seven apprentices at our offices across the country, with four Apprentice Project Engineers, an Apprentice Controls Engineer, an Apprentice Commissioning Engineer and an Apprentice Panel Wireman.

One of our newest recruits is Alex Rees, an Apprentice Project Engineer who is based at our headquarters in Cardiff.

Meet our apprentice

We thought it would be interesting to find out more about Alex, who started at SCS Group earlier this year.

Alex left school three years ago and studied business studies at college for a year before moving into full-time employment. He worked at Dow Corning, in Barry, South Wales, as a Stand By Safety Operative, where he ensured that procedures involving hot works, confined space and/or using breathing apparatus were run safely.

After this, he decided to make the move into construction and started an apprenticeship at SCS Group. As well as working in the office and on site, he is doing a part-time BTEC Level 3 in Construction and the Built Environment at Bridgend Pencoed Campus (two-year course).

Alex said: “In my role at SCS Group I find myself learning new things about the company every day. Working alongside Contracts Manager Chris Connolly and Project Manager Curtis Rees, I am keen to complete my apprenticeship and look forward to working with the company for years to come.”

Problem-solver

Alex particularly enjoys problem-solving and working alongside great colleagues who he says are incredibly helpful.

But what does Alex like to do when he’s not working?

He said: “I enjoy fishing – river and sea. I find myself very interested in cars, sometimes classed as a petrolhead with an interest in things like motocross and buggies. I spend most of my time socialising and spending time with friends.”