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Harron Homes welcome new apprentices

L-R: Harron Homes Construction Director Lee Kilby with Apprentices Luke Ellis, Kyle Pickett, Callum Wood and Liam Woodhead, CITB Apprentice Coordinator Susan Geary and Harron Homes Health, Safety & Environment Manager Lee Howard

Leading developer of luxury properties, Harron Homes, have cooperated with the Construction Industry Training Board to find the best of the best to join them for an Apprentice Scheme programme at their Chesterfield offices.

18 finalists were chosen by the CITB apprentice coordinator, and then proceeded to a competitive two-step application process for the available roles. After a series of interviews and assessments, four applicants were chosen for the Apprentice Scheme.

They will now go through a two-week trial at one of the Harron Homes sites closest to home, where they will get the chance to observe and learn various trades such as roofing, carpentry, tiling and more. The trial will give the apprentices a chance to find out whether they have found a field they want to progress in and give them practical experience of working in the construction industry.

Following the successful completion of the two-week period, the participants will be given the chance to stay on a permanent contract and complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship in their chosen field.

Lee Kilby, Construction Director at Harron Homes Midlands, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our four apprentices – the candidates faced some stiff competition, and we are confident we have managed to find the best of the best. The apprenticeship provides youthful ideas to our business and aims to bring skilled trade and management staff to the industry. We are delighted the apprentices have joined us and hope they will find their time with Harron Homes educational and inspiring.”

Susan Geary, Apprenticeship Officer at CITB, said: I’m delighted for the four CITB apprentices who have been chosen to take part in the Harron Homes Apprentice Scheme. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get on-site experience and kick-start their career in construction. Apprentices are the lifeblood of our industry and with over 158,000 new construction jobs to open up over the next five years, schemes like this are vital. We look forward to working again with Harron Homes in facilitating future Apprentice Schemes.”