Homebuilder Redrow has pledged to take on a record 100 trade apprentices this year.
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week (March 14-18) Redrow is launching its annual apprentice recruitment drive.
Representatives from the national housebuilder will be visiting schools and colleges up and down the country to talk to young people about the value of trade apprenticeships as a route into successful careers in construction.
Karen Jones, HR director for Redrow Homes, said:
“Apprenticeships are a great way to learn new skills that will last a lifetime – skills that are in high demand in our industry. As we look to address the shortfall in the number of new homes being built, we must endeavour to create a skilled workforce to sustain the rate of construction that is needed. Apprenticeships play a vital role in that as the trainees of today are the site managers and contractors of tomorrow.
“Over the past 12 months our apprenticeship offering has expanded. We’ve added to our range of trade apprenticeships so we now offer roles in plastering, painting and decorating, groundworks and customer care, in addition to carpentry, plumbing, electrics and bricklaying.”
Find out more how to apply for Redrow’s apprentice schemes at www.redrowcareers.co.uk/apprentices.