At Booth Welsh, our purpose is ‘through collaboration, we engineer a better future’, and this applies to everything we do. From the services we provide to the people within our growing team, we are dedicated to investing in the future. 

As we mark six months since our successful Management Buyout (MBO), we have proudly welcomed five electrical apprentices to our growing team. Since we hired our very first apprentice in 1994, leveraging the talent of future generations and providing them with an opportunity to learn and upskill, has been pivotal to our growth. 

photo of 5 electrical apprentices at Booth Welsh head officeWe have trained over 90 apprentices across different business areas and have won awards from SELECT and local colleges. More recently we also received the Young Person Guarantee recognition, through our commitment to providing equal opportunities for all young people aged between 16 –24 in Scotland. We believe that encouraging and inspiring our apprentices to further their skills and education future-proofs our operations, keeping the talent in-house with continuous development. Our approach involves both traditional mentoring and reverse mentoring, optimising generational diversity for an inclusive workplace.  

Managing Director Martin Welsh commented: 

 ”At Booth Welsh, we believe in the importance of investing in the next generation of engineering professionals and our apprentices represent the future of our industry. Their enthusiasm, combined with the guidance of our experienced team, will contribute significantly to our ongoing success.” 

The apprentices will embark on a three-year training programme in partnership with Ayrshire College and Reid Kerr, balancing practical experience with essential background knowledge. This empowers them with the knowledge and skills needed to develop in the electrical trade. 

Additionally, as part of our wider business strategy, and to authentically support our mission statement, we have partnered with Powering Futures (formerly Fuel Change). Powering Futures provide real-world business challenges around sustainability and Net Zero for young people up to the age of 25. This partnership equips our young workforce with critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation skills, enabling them to support broader net-zero ambitions and develop sustainable solutions inhouse.  

The addition of our latest apprentices reaffirms Booth Welsh’s commitment to delivering solutions to our clients and cultivating a workforce ready for the future. As the industry evolves and embraces new technologies, our apprentices bring a fresh perspective, playing a vital role in futureproofing what we do and how we do it.