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The third generation of a family is now running successful construction business TRJ Ltd in Ammanford which was founded by former apprentice T. Richard Jones in 1935. Some 89 years later, the company is still employing apprentices, ensuring a constant stream of construction talent for South West Wales.

In addition to employing 160 people, including 16 apprentices, TRJ Ltd provides work for around 100 local sub-contractors. Over the past five years, the company has employed 43 apprentices and supports award-winning shared apprenticeships and traditional apprenticeship programmes through Cyfle Building Skills and Coleg Sir Gâr.

Construction trade apprenticeships from Foundation to Higher Levels are delivered by Coleg Sir Gâr, Neath Port Talbot College and Bridgend College. Nine former apprentices now hold management or supervisory roles.