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Redrow offers apprenticeships for Cambridgeshire students

5th February 2024
Redrow News -  Redrow offers apprenticeships for Cambridgeshire students

To celebrate National Apprenticeship week, Redrow has announced that a number of apprenticeships are now available to students across Cambridgeshire.

Our South Midlands apprenticeship initiative will see successful candidates working on popular developments throughout the region, including Hedera Gardens in Royston, Alconbury Weald in Huntingdon, and King’s Meadow in Ely.

Applications are open from the 26th February. The apprenticeships, which have been announced ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, will allow students with a passion for construction to build their vocational skills and focus on different aspects of house building, including bricklaying and carpentry.

The intake follows the success of our ongoing apprenticeship scheme, which has been running since 2019. The scheme helps to shape student’s futures in the local area with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and build a career in housebuilding.

Among the cohort this year is 18 year-old, Zak Linton, who is working towards completing a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship at our Hedera Gardens development in Royston.

Commenting on what inspired him to first apply for the apprenticeship, Zak said: “The construction industry is in my family. My dad is a carpenter, and so I’ve been fortunate to be able to watch him work and gain hands-on experience. This insight into the industry encouraged me to study a GCSE in Design and Technology which quickly became my favourite subject at school and has inspired my career path. After my GCSEs, I knew I wanted to further my qualifications by doing something practical, which led me into researching apprenticeships."

He then added, "Redrow’s longstanding reputation and professionalism in the property industry certainly stood out as I was keen to start my carpentry career with a respectable name within the sector. It’s been great to complete my training at the SMB Group Coalville where I have been on block release learning new skills to take out onto site. No two days are ever the same if you’re a Redrow apprentice – which keeps the job varied and exciting. Throughout the day, I help my mentor with practical tasks, which could be measuring or fitting new doors – I’m often asking questions as I do so as I’m keen to learn! The team are always happy to help and I’ve learnt so much from them over the past year. The support from my team continues to fuel my love for the craft and I am grateful to Redrow for providing me with the tools needed to succeed. In five years’ time I hope to have mastered second fix carpentry and start my own business. Although it can seem daunting leaving secondary school, Redrow has offered support and guidance to help me gain the confidence necessary to thrive in the industry. I’m having the best time and don’t want it to end!”

Andrew Newman, sales director for our East Midlands division, added: “Each year, we are committed to supporting the next generation of housebuilders and are thrilled to announce a number of apprenticeships will be available to join our team again this year. Our goal is to provide ambitious learners with the opportunity to expand their industry knowledge and gain hands on experience, equipping them with the resources they need to achieve a career in their chosen field. We are proud of how many of our apprentices choose to stay with Redrow once they have successfully completed the scheme and who are now experts in their field. For any school leavers considering an apprenticeship and keen to become an expert in the industry, I would encourage them to apply for our programme.”

Applications for our apprenticeship scheme are open from 26th February. Students can apply by visiting our careers website.

Hedera Gardens offers a range of family properties in the traditional market town of Royston. With an array of local schools and direct trains to King’s Cross and St Pancras in less than an hour, the development is ideal for families looking for a well-connected location.

To find out more about homes at Hedera Gardens, please visit our website or call 01763 722099.

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