Barratt London is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by creating new roles to develop talent across London in the construction industry.
The vacancies come off the back of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week, running from March 4th until the 8th, which celebrates the benefits of apprenticeships for individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
Jack Hammick, an apprentice at Barratt London’s Upton Gardens development, which is being built on the site of the iconic former West Ham United FC ground said, “I’m an Apprentice Bricklayer studying for my NVQ3 and in my third year with Barratt London, in which I have received a considerable amount of industry training and support in my pursuit of becoming qualified. I am hopeful that I’ll be officially taken on as a member of site management when I finish. I wouldn’t have got this opportunity otherwise.”
The introduction of the National Apprenticeship Levy in April of 2017 has helped to promote the idea that apprenticeships provide an alternative route to traditional education.
Stephen Thompson, managing director at Barratt East London said, “The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in construction in London to join a market leading company.
“As one of the country’s top developers we are absolutely committed to developing talent and I believe that we have a duty to provide these apprenticeship opportunities for the long-term future of the industry.”
The new apprentices, who start in the summer, will be based at housing developments across the capital and will learn skills in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery from experienced tradespeople.
They will also spend ten block weeks over 18 months at nearby colleges on an intensively delivered qualification in their chosen field.
All programmes are well structured and tailored to individual needs. Apprentices will receive encouragement, support and guidance to help them develop, giving the skills and qualifications for a successful career.