They are doing this by appointing eight apprentices onto the country’s first-ever residential programme to develop local talent in the construction industry.
Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, taking place between 3rd and 9th February, Barratt Developments has announced the appointment of eight new apprentices aged 16 – 22 years, specialising in bricklaying and carpentry.
The residential courses, at Stephenson College in Coalville, Leicestershire offer 18-month programmes for aspiring bricklayers and carpenters to achieve their Level Two qualifications.
After completing an initial 3-week residence at Stephenson College, the apprentices will join the skilled Bricklaying and Carpentry teams in Cottingham, Stamford Bridge, Skelton and Harrogate to continue their training.
After 18-months spent combining residential and on-site work, in addition to a final exam, each apprentice will become a fully qualified Level Two bricklayer or carpenter. The carpentry apprentices will also be given an opportunity to continue their residential courses for a further 12-months to complete a Level Three qualification.
Steve Mattinson, Construction Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, 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 am proud of the opportunities we are able to provide, as well as the fantastic employees we have gained as a result of apprenticeships.”