Award winning Loughborough housebuilder, William Davis Homes, has been providing apprenticeship training since the company’s inception over 80 years ago and recently held its biggest celebration of the longstanding scheme when over 100 people gathered for the company’s annual Apprentice of the Year Award.
The company’s apprentices plus mentors, college lecturers and work colleagues joined with friends, partners, parents and other family members to congratulate not only the well-deserved Apprentice of the Year, electrician Ashley Rudd and close runner-up plumber Isaac Harper but to acknowledge the huge achievement of all those who had secured a place on the apprentice scheme and were working towards a successful career in construction.
William Davis Homes managing director, Guy Higgins who hosted the event, said: “This is a very exciting time to be in construction, the country needs new housing and it has to be built by highly-skilled people. We’re proud of our legacy of providing quality apprenticeships for young people coming into the industry and delighted over ninety per cent stay with the company after completing their training, going on to have long and fulfilling careers.”
Special guests at the event included local MP Nicky Morgan and Keith Binns, leader of the bricklaying course at Leicester College – one of the company’s training partners – was also pleased to recognise the achievements of the apprentices and William Davis Homes as a stalwart advocate of apprenticeships for many years.