Barratt searches for new apprentices in Bristol

March 26, 2018 / Keith Osborne
Barratt searches for new apprentices in Bristol

Following its policy of continued support for local employment across the country, the Bristol division of Barratt Homes is now creating four new apprenticeship roles to develop construction talent around the city.

The company aims to recruit four new trade apprentices specialising in bricklaying and carpentry to work across its local developments.

Regional managing director Russell Glimstead says: “The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in housebuilding to join a market leading company. As one of the country’s top developers we are absolutely committed to developing raw talent and I believe that we have a duty to provide these kinds of apprenticeship opportunities.”

Barratt is active in helping apprentices whose careers were jeopardised by the collapse of Carillion, the construction giant that went into liquidation at the start of the year, pledging to take on at least four of the them from the Bristol area alone in the coming weeks. The company also hopes to take one more apprentice in the Swindon and Chippenham areas shortly.

The new apprentices will start with Barratt in September, learning skills in bricklaying or joinery from experienced colleague four days a week at one of the company’s  housing development site in the region. One day a week, they will attend college undertaking a qualification in their chosen field.

Tailored to individual needs, these apprenticeships will benefit from Barratt’s long-term attachment to this form of learning and training and provide a great starting point to successful careers, says Glimstead: “Barratt is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and we are extremely proud of our apprenticeship scheme and the talented team members that have passed through it and stayed with the company over the years.”

“Our successful apprentices have the opportunity for good careers and they play an important part in developing our talent of the future. By learning and providing new skills they help us to meet the future challenges of the housebuilding industry.”

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