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Collaboration delivers apprentice success

Young people stand together with a construction site with cranes in the background

The Danny Sullivan Group (DSG) welcomed its latest cohort of apprentices recently and the first tunnelling apprentices for the Skanska Costain Strabag (SCS), High Speed Two (HS2) project.

This milestone builds on the collaborative work carried out earlier this year when a partnership between DSG, SCS, HS2, The Forge Park Royal, Department for Work and Pensions and West London College was launched. 

The partnership works with eight local boroughs to give previously unemployed residents an opportunity to be part of a bespoke construction employment programme, and work on the HS2 project.

Following a successful placement in the scheme, four individuals have since joined the apprenticeship programme, together with other DSG and Tunnelcraft apprentices.

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Head of Training, Skills and People Development, Ruairi Coffey said:

“It’s brilliant to see all the great collaborative success achieved earlier this year be built on even further. The Tunnelling Operative Apprenticeship will build the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to enable our learners to build the foundations for a long-term career in the tunnelling industry.

The support from our customers and Labour and Operations Teams in bringing this to life has been key. We’re keeping our promises since day one of the employability programme and investing in our people – At DSG it’s not just a job, it’s a career.”

The Danny Sullivan Group are delighted to be working with our delivery partners J3M Training, Qualtrain, and Russell Mason and thank them for their support in getting the project off the ground.

The Danny Sullivan Group offers a range apprenticeships in a variety of areas, including:

Visit the apprenticeships section for further information