National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Celebrating the Benefits of Apprentices’ at M J Quinn: National Apprenticeship Week 2023

MJ Quinn is proud to offer an exciting apprenticeship scheme for young people from the Merseyside area. This scheme provides a unique opportunity for these students to receive hands-on training in our state-of-the-art training academy, where they will learn the skills and knowledge required to become fully qualified telecommunications engineers.

At MJ Quinn, we understand the importance of providing the next generation with the necessary skills to succeed in the rapidly changing world of telecommunications. Our apprenticeship scheme is designed to help young people achieve their full potential and gain valuable experience in a real-world setting.

Our apprenticeship lasts for two years and during this time the students will receive comprehensive training in a range of areas, including fibre optic cabling, network infrastructure, and health and safety. The training is delivered by experienced professionals who have extensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry and a passion for helping young people succeed.

After completing the apprenticeship, the students will have the skills and qualifications to work as full-time telecommunications engineers out in the field. This provides them with an excellent opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge and experience in a real-world setting and make a real impact on the world of telecommunications.

At MJ Quinn, we are committed to providing young people with the best possible start in their careers. Our apprenticeship scheme offers a unique opportunity for these students to receive high-quality training, gain valuable experience and make a difference in their communities. If you are interested in learning more about our apprenticeship scheme, please contact our recruitment team 0151 547 8867 /

Providing apprenticeships and routes into apprenticeships have always played an important part for MJ Quinn’s creating employment and best career opportunities for local people. I love the fact that you can come in as an apprentices but end up specialising in endless roles, developing a broad spectrum of skills and capabilities. There are so many opportunities to branch out once you’ve gained you apprenticeship.

I left Greenhill High School Tenby at age 16, I started my JIB / ECA Electrical Apprenticeship with M Quinn Electrical who signed me up at Kirkby College in September 1984. I finished my electrical Apprenticeship in 1988 and have continued my Career Journey from there.

I spent over 10 years in London from 1989 to 2004  working on a massive range of different projects, Canary Wharf, Waterloo International Train Station, Madame Tussauds, Whitehall, London Underground and the Landmark Hotel to name a few.

What I enjoy most about my time with MJ Quinn’s is the diversity of what we do and the speed in which things develop. We started as an electrical company doing electrical contract work and have developed into MJ Quinn integrated Services completing the London Underground Maintenance work ,working in energy, Mechanical, Electrical and Building Services etc. We now do AC/DC Power, LED lighting, Air Cooling in all Openreach Exchanges & Data centres.

In 2010 I helped to start up the Telecoms division. We started out with the Ties, Tams and Evotams in partnership with Telent, as well with the electrical testing of the BT Dslam cabs before we was awarded the Service Delivery contract which we still have in place now.

Ian Monaghan – Director of Operational Business Support

I entered telecommunications through an apprenticeship with BT spending 13 years within the BT Group businesses, before joining MJ Quinn in 2015. I am extremely grateful that MJ Quinn have given me the opportunity to develop an apprenticeship programme to bring young people from the local community into the industry, in the same way a significant number of our senior team began their careers. Working in partnership with local schools to provide an insight into telecommunications through enrichment activities, and providing employment opportunities through apprenticeships, to students who may not see college and university as a route for them, is massively rewarding for my team.

At the Academy we are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all our learners are supported in developing their skills and achieving their full potential. Our 2022 intake are progressing well both practically and academically, spending a day each week in the Academy building their portfolios and the remainder deployed with field mentors to develop their on the job skills. We are currently working with a local school to recruit for our 2023 intake, hosting a group of students with an interest in telecommunications apprenticeships at the Academy next week. Our apprenticeship programme is something we are extremely proud of here at MJ Quinn and we will continue to grow and develop the programme in the coming years, to provide more opportunities to young people from the local community. 

Paddy Small – Head of Tech Training

I started working in Telecommunications in 2002 through a three-year modern apprenticeship. The apprenticeship scheme was the perfect way to develop my skills and knowledge I needed to kick start my career as an Engineer. This gave me the foundation to establish a successful career in Telecommunications, which has led me to my current position as a Senior Operations Manager.

Mark Hallett – Senior Operations Manager