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 been designed to help develop, educate and support the leaders and innovators of tomorrow in the construction sector. In the past five years Redrow has trained over 430 apprentices, both on site and in office roles and these 100 new roles are further evidence of the company’s continued commitment to training the industry’s future talent. Almost 5,000 days of training are undertaken across the business each year and 15% of all employees are trainees.
Redrow is one of the National Apprenticeship Service’s (NAS) top 100 Apprenticeship Employers and recognises National Apprenticeship Week as a vital part of promoting the benefits of apprenticeships to both young people selecting their career path and their parents and guardians. The business’ regional divisions, from the South West to Lancashire, will be putting on events to highlight the importance of apprentices to Redrow and the broader construction industry.
Clare Horton, New Entrant Programmes Manager at Redrow, comments: “At Redrow we champion apprenticeships and we are recognised by both peers in the construction sector and the National Apprenticeship Service for the quality of the training and support we offer apprentices. National Apprenticeship Week is vital for promoting the benefits of apprenticeships, including the ability to learn directly from industry experts, gain vital practical experience at an early career stage and earn a wage whilst learning. We are looking forward to supporting this extremely important awareness raising week again this year through our events across the UK.
“We want to help educate and develop the future leaders of the housebuilding sector and our apprenticeships are a route for young people to develop the skills, attitudes and aptitudes necessary to get there.”
During National Apprenticeship Week Redrow’s executive team in South Wales will ‘job swap’ with apprentices on their building sites. They will leave the office for tiling, plumbing and electric work on building sites while apprentices will have the opportunity to join the customer service and health and safety teams. The business’ divisions in the West Country and Lancashire will also follow suit with Area Construction Managers going back to their roots as joiners. In the South West apprentices from Redrow will be attending careers events throughout the region to promote apprenticeships to potential applicants, as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.
Redrow is a member of the 5% club and is committed to ensuring 5% of its workforce are apprentices, trainees or graduates in the next 5 years. For more information and to apply, please go to redrowcareers.co.uk/apprentices