North West housebuilder seeks apprentices for September start

Story Homes, the growing housebuilder undertaking developments across Cumbria and the North West of England, has launched its 2018 apprenticeship programme, as it looks to expand its team of skilled workers.

The scheme, now in its third year, brought on board 24 new apprentices over 2016 and 2017, including Louis McConnell (pictured), and this year will cover joinery and bricklaying, operating alongside the company’s graduate and work experience initiatives. This Aspire Apprenticeship Scheme offers a full development programme which includes working towards an NVQ Level 2 or Level 3. Combining on-the-job training with college work, career potential includes trainee site management or a placement in the company’s supply chain at the end of the programme.

With this year’s scheme starting in September, now is the time for candidates 16-years-old upwards to put in their applications for this year’s placements by going online to the company website  before Friday 11 May.

Shelley Hayward, talent and development manager at Story Homes, says: “As a rapidly growing housebuilder, we recognise the importance of playing our part in addressing the skills shortage in the construction industry. Bringing apprentices into the business is a crucial part of our recruitment strategy. By providing young people with sustainable positions and training programmes, we can find the next generation of talent to continue Story Homes’ growth.

“Following on from the success of last year’s apprenticeship programme, we are delighted to be recruiting once again and are looking forward to meeting the candidates. By joining an expanding and fast-paced business like ours, our apprentices can not only earn while they learn, but they are also well-placed to take advantage of a variety of career opportunities during their time with us.”

 

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