The Neath-based company has brought in two new apprentices and partnered with Cyfle and Neath Port Talbot College to give them a rounded education and ensure they are fully qualified in their respective fields.

Joseph Murnane joins the company as a trainee designer and Harrison Davies joins as a trainee quantity surveyor. The course will mix classroom training with on-the-job experience, learning a number of skills in the process.

“I am delighted to be a part of SO Modular,” said Mr Davies. “I am very excited to develop new skills, gain a plethora of knowledge from my colleagues and pursue my desired career in estimating and quantity surveying.”

“I am happy to have started work here at SO Modular and I look forward to the challenges that lay ahead,” said Mr Murnane. “I have already developed more knowledge and skills, including working the software needed for design, during the few weeks that I have been here. I have also learnt a lot about how the structure of timber frame is made. During my first year in college, I thoroughly enjoyed the design module, and this is why I wanted to start an apprenticeship based on design.”

Charlotte Hale, operations director, SO Modular, said:

“We are enjoying a big uplift in demand as we move into 2021 and we are excited to be able to offer young people this opportunity,” said Charlotte Hale, operations director at SO Modular. “We look forward to watching our new apprentices grow with our company in 2021 – giving young people a chance is important in these challenging times.”