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May Gurney to launch 500 apprenticeships

The infrastructure services company May Gurney, which has a presence in the waste collection sector, plans to set up 500 apprenticeships by the end of the year.

May Gurney will create nationwide apprenticeships across 11 skills groups including: sustainable waste management, local environmental services, customer service, business administration, team leading, leadership and management, IT, traffic office, cleaning and support services, highways maintenance and driving goods vehicles.

The apprenticeship scheme follows five regional pilots in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Surrey and East Sussex.

May Gurney training advisor Tracey Lucas said: “Our apprenticeship schemes are aimed at all ages and abilities in our organisation and provide a structured training scheme focused on delivering business and individual needs and giving staff the opportunity to gain NVQ qualifications.”

May Gurney works with more than 80 local authorities and 18 utility companies.

  • In December, MRW reported the firm was taking “stringent action” to improve profitability after it reported that underlying profits before tax were down to £1.1m from £14.5m for the six months to 30 September. Revenues were up 4% to £338.9m.

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