The BBC’s chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym interviewed Jones Bros’ commercial manager Ruth Jones, along with two of the firm’s apprentices Christian Williams and Jack Martin.
The interviews, part of a news package focusing on youth unemployment and the latest job figures, took place at Swinford in Leicestershire where Jones Bros is currently working on a wind farm project.
The item was broadcast on March 14 on the BBC’s 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock news programmes, as well as BBC News 24.
Ruth Jones said: “It was terrific to get such positive national exposure for Jones Bros and our apprenticeship scheme which we value highly. As we are now working on projects across the UK, press coverage like this really helps to raise our national profile.
“Christian and Jack really enjoyed appearing on the BBC, it was a great experience for them too.”
The Jones has run its highly successful apprenticeship programme for four decades, remaining committed to it even during periods of economic downturn.
It now boasts a highly skilled, loyal workforce, with many former apprentices now running multi-million pound projects.