Bloor Homes uses experience to educate new apprentices

An award-winning Bloor Homes’ site manager with more than 40 years of experience is helping to bring on the next generation of housebuilders.

01/07/2016 - Careers

Ken Baker, 67, assistant site manager at Bramcote Manor near Nuneaton, is imparting his industry knowledge to young apprentices, working alongside site manager Harry Bramwell, 27, who started as an apprentice bricklayer himself with the company 11 years ago.

Ken, who first joined Bloor Homes in the 1990's, recently moved to the Midlands region from the North West.

He commented: “I was sorry to leave the North West but I’m thrilled to be here in the Midlands supporting the site manager Harry and the apprentices.  They are all smashing lads and I get a lot of satisfaction from helping them progress.”

Harry added: “The building trade offers brilliant career prospects.  You have got the potential to develop beyond bricklaying and joinery and it’s a trade that will always set you apart.  I’ve grabbed my opportunities to progress with both hands and there’s no reason why these apprentices can’t do the same.”