Housebuilder Searching For New Apprentices In The West Midlands


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

The leading housebuilder, which is based in Halesowen, aims to recruit six new trade apprentices specialising in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery to work across its developments in Hereford and Worcester, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Oxfordshire.

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.

Adrian Farr said:

“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.

Ashley James, who is from Upper Gornal in the West Midlands, is currently doing a carpentry apprenticeship at Barratt Homes’ Oak Hill Mews development in Darlaston.

He was recently named Apprentice of the Year and won a £250 bonus to reward his exemplary work ethic and ability. He said:

“I’ve been working with Barratt Homes for two years now, after trying my hand at carpentry for just a few months, and I feel like I’ve made real progress here.”

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.

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