Tackling the Construction Skills Shortage

BEM Services are pleased to announce the employment of Thomas Sudlow as Electrical Engineering Apprentice. Thomas will be attending West Nottinghamshire College whilst gaining invaluable on the job training and experience working with the team at BEM Services. Thomas also brings with him on site experience too, having worked with an electrical contractor carrying out installation work, his experience strengthens and adds additional knowledge to the BEM Services team.


In a recent interview with Mark Boardman, Managing Director at BEM Services, when asked why a young company is investing in an apprentice, Mark stated, ”As our business is growing we acknowledge the skills shortage, that is a great topic of conversation throughout the construction industry, is going to impact on our future success. We are focused on providing a quality service to our clients throughout the East Midlands and to ensure we can maintain this we need a sustainable workforce too. The time for talking is over and we are committed to employing local talent and providing the training necessary to guarantee we have a supply of quality engineers for the future.”


“We are proud to put ourselves in to the 1% of companies in the UK committed to taking on apprentices to help ease the skills shortfall within the Construction Industry. We already have a wealth of experience within our workforce and we need to impart that knowledge on the younger generation before it is lost to retirement. With an ageing workforce and a poor pipeline of young people, the construction industry as a whole looks certain to face a skills crisis in the next decade, BEM Services are looking to the future to protect both ourselves and our customers from this problem.”


“Our commitment to the young and apprentices is not just to put a tick in the Corporate Social Responsibility box, but to ensure that they have the correct training and education, knowing that there is employment for them at the end of their training and that we have a committed workforce for the future. Our investment in Thomas is an investment in him and an investment in our future.”


“We welcome Thomas on board and wish him every success in his new career and look forward to seeing him grow in his new role.”