Housebuilder Searching For New Apprentices In The North West

Housebuilder Searching For New Apprentices In The North West

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Barratt Homes Manchester is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by creating 10 new roles to develop talent across the region in the construction industry.

The leading housebuilder, which is based in Manchester, aims to recruit 10 new trade apprentices specialising in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery to work across its developments in Cheshire, Liverpool, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

The vacancies come ahead of the eleventh annual National Apprenticeship Week, running from March 5th-9th, which celebrates the benefits of apprenticeships for individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The introduction of the National Apprenticeship Levy last April has helped to promote the idea that apprenticeships provide an alternative route to traditional education. The new co-investment rate means the cost of training and assessment will be shared between employers that qualify to pay the levy and the government.

John McNulty, Construction Director at Barratt Manchester 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 trade apprentices, who start in September, will be based on a housing development site in the county and will learn skills in bricklaying or joinery from experienced tradespeople for four days a week.

They will also spend one day a week at college undertaking a qualification in their chosen field.

Alex Goulding, who is from Bolton, is currently doing a joinery apprenticeship at Barratt Homes’ Scholars Green development said, “I feel this is apprenticeship is a brilliant step for me in my career, and I hope it will help me to have a very bright future in the housebuilding industry.”

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.

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