Apprentices are the lifeblood of our company

JS Wright and Apprentices

J S Wright maintains its excellent standing in the industry and its strong foundations for future growth by recruiting a steady stream of high quality technical and craft apprentices each year.

They all become members of the J S Wright Academy, a forum where they can bond with each other, enhance their personal development skills, and absorb our values of integrity, loyalty and quality.

The Academy holds a much-anticipated two-day ‘getaway’ meeting each year with the support of our suppliers that typically includes a factory visit with a technical workshop, a hotel stay with award presentations, and outdoor adventure activities such as kayaking and quad biking.

Since its launch in 2008 the Academy has attracted more than 50 young people to the building services industry. Membership leads to the opportunity for the most talented to step on to an exciting career path within the company that can lead to director level and beyond.


Customers need look no further than J S Wright to find the most highly skilled and motivated workforce in the industry. A healthy mix of youth and experience, coupled with unparalleled personal development training, ensure that our people remain the best in the business.

While gaining their mechanical and electrical engineering qualifications, our young people move through our academy system where they develop leadership, team working and networking skills and are nurtured in our values, processes and procedures.

Our experience programme helps our technical apprentices become fully rounded engineers, gaining experience in all departments to put them on a career path to becoming our leaders of tomorrow.



The J S Wright Acadamy is laucnhed under the leadership of Paul Millington. The first ten members enjoy adventure and team training meeting at Skern Lodge in Devon


An Inaugral two day meeting with adventure training at Wyedean Adventure Centre in Symonds Yat and a factory visit to Rehau in Ross on Wue hosted by Acadamy’s first corporate sponsors.


J S Wright is awarded the Dale Carnegie Excellence award in Leadership Development. A two day meeting included visit to Polypipe Terrain Centre of Excellence and the tackling of ‘Going Ape’ course in Kent. 


Two day meeting included visit to Worcester Bosch in Worcester


The first London Office members join a meeting at Geberit UK in Warwick and take part in team bonding esercises and Warwick Adventure Centre


Victaulic hosts Acadamy members at it’s factory in Stevenage. Paintballing follows at delta force. J S Wright recives award for its outstadning contrubution to the Building Services Industry and the H&V News Awards, 


The Acadamy returns to Rehau as part of its latest two-day meeting


Georg Fisher welcomes Acadamy members to a trianing day at its coventry factory. J S Wright receives the Building Services Contractor of the Year award in its 125th anniversary year in the H&V News Awards


The first overseas meeting for the acadamy with a three day visit to Denmark includes Danfoss and EC Power factores hosted by SAV Systems.  J S Wright is voted one of the Top Ten Specialist Contractors to Work For in the Construction Enquirer Awards.


Polypipe Terrian welcomes back members for the Acadamy’s tenth meeting. 


Acadamy welcomes it 55th member. Thirty-three members are sitll with J S Wright. Next stop a return to Skern Lodge, where it all began…

Established: 1890
Private Limited Company
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Head Office
Atlas Building, 16 Portland Street, Birmingham B6 5RX
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