First carpentry apprentice masters join Bloor Homes

Bloor Homes has taken on a team of carpentry apprentice masters to prepare our new recruits for a career in the construction industry.

01/03/2017 - Careers

Bloor Homes now has dedicated carpentry apprentice masters in each of its seven regions across the country, imparting their knowledge and experience to young apprentices on site.

It comes two years after the successful introduction of bricklaying apprentice masters to the company’s growing apprenticeship programme, which now has 86 apprentices on its books.

Bloor Homes Regional Chairman Gary Crisp said: “Having a member of staff on site whose role is entirely dedicated to training our apprentices is hugely beneficial for their progress and underlines our commitment to producing the skilled housebuilders of the future.

“After recruiting our bricklaying apprentice masters in 2014, our apprenticeship programme has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted to be rolling out this position for our growing number of carpentry apprentices too.”

Martin Stain, 45, is the first carpentry apprentice master for Bloor’s Midlands region.

He is currently based at our Bramcote Manor development in Bramcote near Nuneaton, where he is overseeing the progress of first year carpentry apprentice Dan Stokes.

Martin said: “My role is completely dedicated to teaching the apprentices, which means they get my undivided attention when I am on site, enabling me to continually monitor their progress and offer support and advice whenever they need it.

“Getting young people on site and physically crafting products is the best way to get them ready for professional work and it’s a great feeling to be teaching them the trade.

“Apprenticeship schemes like this are so important to the future of housebuilding, and I’m proud to be doing my part as Bloor Homes’ carpentry apprentice master for the Midlands region.”

Dan, 17, said: “It’s been a great experience working this closely with professional carpenters and to have everyone on site guiding you helps build your confidence.

“It was while I was doing my brick laying course that I really discovered a love for building things, so I decided I wanted to pursue a career in carpentry.”