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Barratt Developments Yorkshire East supports the country’s first ever residential apprenticeship programme

Barratt Developments' new apprentices

Barratt and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by employing eight apprentices onto the country’s first ever residential programme to develop local talent in the construction industry.

The leading housebuilder, which is based in York, has employed 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.

Upon completing the first 3-week residence at Stephenson College, the apprentices will have sufficient skills to contribute to work on sites across Cottingham, Stamford Bridge, Skelton and Harrogate. 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.”