Housebuilder Redrow announces 100 new apprenticeship places for 2017

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To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week housebuilder Redrow has revealed a hundred new apprenticeships for the year ahead

One hundred new apprenticeship places will be available at housebuilder Redrow for 2017. The announcement was made as National Apprenticeship Week gets underway.

Redrow has supported hundreds of apprentices, training more than 430 in the past five years in both site and office roles. The firm undertakes almost 5,000 days of training across the business each year and 15 per cent of its staff are trainees. It is also recognised as one of the National Apprenticeship Service’s (NAS) top 100 Apprenticeship employers.

Gold standard

The housebuilders’ training programme is recognised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as a gold standard among housebuilders and has been designed to help educate and support the leaders of tomorrow in the construction sector.

Redrow’s New Entrant Programmes Manager Clare Horton said: “At Redrow we champion apprenticeships and we are recognised by both peers in the construction sector and the National Apprenticeship Service for the quality of the training and support we offer apprentices.

“National Apprenticeship Week is vital for promoting the benefits of apprenticeships, including the ability to learn directly from industry experts, gain vital practical experience at an early career stage and earn a wage whilst learning.

“We are looking forward to supporting this extremely important awareness raising week again this year through our events across the UK.

“We want to help educate and develop the future leaders of the housebuilding sector and our apprenticeships are a route for young people to develop the skills, attitudes and aptitudes necessary to get there.”

During this week Redrow’s executive team in South Wales will swap jobs with apprentices, exchanging the office for hands-on jobs such as tiling, plumbing and electrical work. Apprentices will have the opportunity to join the customer service and health and safety teams. In the West Country and Lancashire Area Construction Managers will go back to their roots as joiners.

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