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Air Cadets on cloud nine after Yorkshire visit

LOCAL cadets are flying high on engineering knowledge after being invited to one of our developments in Yorkshire. Around 20 cadets from the 2434 (Church Fenton) Squadron Air Training Corps, aged between 13 and 18, visited our Saxon Gardens development to find out more about engineering in the house building industry. Redrow’s technical director David Faraday spoke […]

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Site manager recognised at safety awards

A FORMER apprentice turned site manager has been awarded a Pride in the Job ‘Quality’ Award after only 18 months in the role for Redrow. Dan Cato, 24, was among a record number of the housebuilder’s employees to receive the prestigious industry award from the NHBC (National House Building Council) for his work at The […]

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Undergraduates open garden for dementia patients

UNDERGRADUATES at Redrow helped to create a sensory garden to help dementia patients at a Deeside hospital, in North Wales. Seven students, who are all undertaking work placements with Redrow Homes across the country, teamed up to create the special outdoor area at Deeside Community Hospital, which is pioneering a host of projects to help people regain […]

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Redrow Homes apprentices reach final in nationwide challenge

Apprentices from Redrow South West have been named finalists in a prestigious nationwide hunt to find the UK’s most diligent and enthusiastic apprentices. After four months of hard work, the nine-strong team from Redrow’s Bristol office has been chosen to represent the South West in the national finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge, which celebrates […]

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Apprentice job swaps with managing director

A Redrow South West plumbing apprentice completed a job swap with regional managing director Lee Hawker as part of a national challenge to raise the profile of apprenticeships. Jacob Leworthy is competing in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2017 alongside eight fellow trainees from the Redrow South West team who are hoping to win the title […]

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Redrow apprentices revamp young carers’ garden

Apprentices from Redrow Homes South West revamped the Carers Support Centre’s Young Carers Zone Garden at The Vassall Centre in Fishponds, Bristol. The nine youngsters from Redrow helped to re-level paths, landscape the garden and built a pizza oven and barbeque for the young carers at the centre to enjoy. Work on improving the garden […]

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Our apprentices ply new trades at Martin House

TRADE apprentices from Redrow Homes found the perfect way to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (March 6-10) – volunteering their services to Martin House Children’s Hospice. Four of Redrow’s 17 Yorkshire-based trade apprentices – led by Redrow’s quality assurance manager Gary Woodhouse – took a day out from their respective trades to help decorate some rooms […]

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Ledsham-based apprentices join forces to construct ‘Apprentice House’

Redrow’s apprentices in Ledsham have been working together to create an ‘Apprentice House’ – a Redrow constructed home with all electrical, plumbing and joinery work completed by apprentices. Redrow’s apprentices have been celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, which raises awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships, by undertaking a range of skill-enhancing activities across the UK. The apprentices, […]

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Bright idea to enhance apprentice training

A PARTNERSHIP approach to training is helping Redrow equip electrical apprentices in the Midlands with new skills. The housebuilder has one of the industry’s best records for training and developing its staff and around 15% of its 2,200 employees are trainees. Redrow has a long-standing working relationship with Nottingham-based MA Broughton Electrical Contractors going back […]

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Redrow apprenticeship report 2017: Overcoming aversion to apprenticeships

Poor careers advice and misperceptions are exacerbating the construction sector skills-gap and discouraging apprentices Redrow’s 2017 apprenticeship report has revealed. Redrow outlines its recommendations for tackling the issue – industry collaboration is key, as is working more closely with parents of young people 52% of young people have never given a career in construction ANY […]

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Redrow announces 100 new apprentice roles to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Redrow, the FTSE 250 and Top 10 UK housebuilder, is gearing up to celebrate this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, 6th-10th March, across its regional divisions by announcing a ton of new apprenticeships for 2017. The business’ apprenticeship programme is recognised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as the gold standard among housebuilders. It has […]

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Strokes of genius put Elizabeth on awards shortlist

Young Redrow painter and decorator Elizabeth Gibbs is hoping to have more than a brush with success after being shortlisted for Best Apprentice under 25 in the Women in Construction Awards. And while she is thrilled to have made it to the final four, Elizabeth says taking the top prize would put the gloss on […]

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Redrow apprentices enter Brathay Apprentice Challenge

Nine apprentices from Redrow’s South West division will be taking on teams from across the UK, in a bid to be named the Brathay Apprentice Challenge team of the year. The Brathay Apprentice Challenge, now in its sixth year, sees teams of apprentices from across a range of sectors compete in a series of work-related […]

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Redrow named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for 4th consecutive year

Top 10 UK housebuilder Redrow has once again been recognised for its commitment to offering young people high quality apprenticeship schemes, as they have been named as one of the UK’s top 100 apprenticeship employers for the fourth consecutive year. The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in its 13th year, celebrate both exceptional apprenticeship employers and […]

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Redrow sponsors West Midlands Construction UTC Basketball team

Redrow are continuing their support of a new generation of skilled workers in the construction industry by recently agreeing a sponsorship deal with the basketball team for the West Midlands Construction UTC (University Technical College). The basketball team is the first team to be set up as part of the new school, and Redrow will […]