Housebuilder searching for new apprentices in Hampshire

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Barratt and David Wilson Homes is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by creating new roles to develop talent in the construction industry across Hampshire.

The leading housebuilder, which is based in Southampton, aims to recruit six new trade apprentices specialising in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery to work across its developments in the region. They include sites in Southampton, Romsey, Portsmouth, Bordon and the Isle of Wight.

It will also look to recruit a Commercial Advanced Apprentice who will have a role based at head office.

The vacancies come ahead of the twelfth annual National Apprenticeship Week, running from March 4th-8th, which celebrates the benefits of apprenticeships for individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The introduction of the National Apprenticeship Levy in April of 2017 has helped to promote the idea that apprenticeships provide an alternative route to traditional education. The full cost of training and assessment will be funded from the Barratt and David Wilson Levy contributions.

Jon Green, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes in the region, said: “The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in housebuilding to join a market leading company.

“As one of the country’s top developers we are absolutely committed to developing raw talent and I believe that we have a duty to provide these kinds of apprenticeship opportunities.”

The new apprentices, who start in the summer, will be based on a housing development site in the county and will learn skills in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery from experienced tradespeople.

They will also spend time at a local college or skills centre on an intensively delivered qualification in their chosen field.

All programmes are well structured and tailored to individual needs. Apprentices will receive encouragement, support and guidance to help them develop, giving the skills and qualifications for a successful career.

Bradley Haines, who is now working as an assistant site manager for Barratt Homes in Hampshire after completing an apprenticeship with the company, said: “An apprenticeship was a great way into construction for me. I really enjoyed the mix of learning on site as well as at college. I’m proud to have now become an assistant site manager and hope to progress even further over the coming years.”

For further information about the roles available and to apply visit www.barrattcareers.co.uk


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