Building a brighter future with Bloor Homes

Bloor Homes is offering young people an opportunity to lay the foundations for a successful career in the construction industry.

01/07/2016 - Careers

The company is recruiting 34 bricklaying and carpentry apprentices to work on its sites across the country, taking the total number of apprentices working on site to 89 in September.

The successful applicants will combine classroom-based study in college with learning the ropes on site as they work towards a three-year NVQ qualification.

Uniquely for building apprentices, they will benefit from one on one mentoring provided by Bloor Homes' dedicated apprentice masters, many of whom started out as apprentices with the company themselves.  For those who excel, there will be an opportunity to pursue a route into site management and senior roles within the company.

Jon King, Construction Director in the Midlands region, said: “Our apprenticeship scheme provides a fantastic opportunity for talented, hard-working and enthusiastic young people to learn skills and qualities they will need to enjoy a successful career in the housebuilding industry.  Last year we recruited 33 apprentices across the country, and we are delighted to be increasing that to 34 in 2016.  At Bloor Homes we believe very strongly in nurturing young talent and supporting our employees to achieve their potential.  Many of our site managers and construction directors began their careers with us as apprentices before climbing up the career ladder, and with the right attitude and a strong work ethic, there is no reason why some of our new intake can’t do the same.”

In addition to the new intake of apprentices, Bloor Homes is also recruiting 19 trainees to work at the regional offices across the country, with roles including architectural technicians, engineers and surveyors, meaning that by the end of 2016 apprentices and trainees will make up 16% of the total headcount of the company.