Apprentices building the foundations for a successful career

Bloor Homes has welcomed the next generation of housebuilding talent to our ever-growing ranks.

01/03/2017 - Careers

Bloor Homes has recruited 35 new apprentices across the country since the start of the academic year, bringing the total number on our books to 86.

The new recruits are learning the ropes under the guidance of their dedicated apprentice master, a position which was introduced by the company’s owner John Bloor in 2014.

They are all working towards a two-year Level 2 NVQ in construction, which combines on-site experience with classroom-based study at college. Those who impress can progress towards a Level 3 qualification and a potential route into site management.

Bloor Homes Regional Chairman Gary Crisp said: “With the demand for new homes continuing to increase, and the construction industry facing a skills shortage, it is absolutely vital that we invest in the housebuilders of the future.

“At Bloor Homes we are extremely proud to be doing our bit to develop the next generation of bricklayers and carpenters, and we are delighted to have increased our apprentice intake once again this year.

“Our apprenticeship scheme provides a fantastic opportunity for young people wanting to pursue a career in construction, and equips them with the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful.

“Our apprentices benefit hugely from having a dedicated apprentice master on hand to provide advice and support, and this is something which makes our scheme particularly attractive to those entering the industry.”

Among the new intake of bricklaying apprentices is Tyler Harfield, 18, who is based at the King’s Gate development in Amesbury, Wiltshire.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my apprenticeship with Bloor Homes so far. There’s always a job for you to do or skills you can learn.

“It’s great working with the professionals, but you also learn a lot from the older apprentices. Everyone here has been very welcoming and easy to get along with, and I am looking forward to building my career here.”