Gray Dawes Group have an excellent relationship with local college, The Colchester Institute, offering young students an opportunity to gain first hand experience in the workplace while earning and gaining qualifications at the same time under the National Apprenticeship Scheme.

Many of our talented staff members started out with us as apprentices, and have stayed with us to continue on their career paths. We’re proud to nurture and encourage young talent, and are always looking to take on new apprentices across our different business divisions including; Finance, Marketing, IT and Technology, Business Travel Operations and Events. For our latest career opportunities click here.

What is an apprenticeship at Gray Dawes Group like?

“I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship at Gray Dawes Group, not just learning about the industry but also everything that goes with it too – my colleagues and the social side.”

Martha Meredith, Business Administration Apprenticeship

Amanda Drew

Head of Apprenticeships, Colchester Institute

“With the future horizon of apprenticeships changing considerably, employers are now in the driving seat with regards to how they invest in the skill set of a future generation. Gray Dawes has embraced this opportunity and are seeking to develop a future team with creativity and mind-set for growth”

Joe Collings

Digital Media & Marketing Apprentice

“One of the reasons why I chose Gray Dawes is as soon as I entered the office I could feel it was a very relaxed and calm environment to work in and a place where I could get on with my work efficiently and productively. Before I joined Gray Dawes I was an A level student at Hedingham school where I studied for 2 years. This was good for me as it allowed me to get the qualifications I needed to excel in my career. During A-level Business studies I learnt a little about Marketing and after this I was very intrigued to learn more and at Gray Dawes it has allowed me to learn more about Marketing and why it matters to a business. I was a massive social media user before I joined Gray Dawes as well so that meant I could apply what I learnt from those years to my job.

I thoroughly enjoyed my course, and upon completing it I was offered a full time role within the Marketing department which I accepted. ”

Jake Baker

First Line IT Apprentice

“After completing sixth form college where I studied Computing, Business and Applied Science I was looking for an apprenticeship where I could develop my skills and understanding further, and learning more about working within a professional environment. After my interview at Gray Dawes I was hopeful I would get the job as it seemed a friendly, happy and professional place to work in which I could see myself fitting in well within the IT Team.

I really enjoyed completing my course and was able to immediately interview for a full-time role within the IT department, where I was successfully offered the position.”

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