Apprenticeships fill vital skills gaps for housebuilder

6 Mar 2018 By Advertising feature

Redrow Homes is supporting National Apprenticeship Week celebrating the positive impact of apprenticeships in businesses

Nathan Airey, Redrow South Wales apprentice

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A national housebuilder is supporting National Apprenticeship Week after finding apprenticeships the perfect solution to filling the skills gaps within the company. Redrow Homes, headquartered in Flintshire, has offered apprenticeships since it was founded in 1974. Its current apprenticeship programme launched in 2009, and offers a variety of skilled trades, design, commercial and office-based apprenticeship schemes across its developments, head office and divisional headquarters in England and Wales.

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 runs from 5 to 9 March. It celebrates the positive impact apprenticeships have on both individuals and businesses, as well as recognising the skills and talent apprentices can bring to the workplace.

Clare Hindley, new entrant programmes manager at Redrow Homes, said: “Our trade apprentices are placed with trusted subcontractors who we know provide excellent training, while our administrative apprentices are placed with the opportunity to move to a particular department such as sales and progress to additional training and qualifications once they complete their apprenticeship.”

The Apprenticeship Programme in Wales is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.

Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, Eluned Morgan, said: “National Apprenticeship Week is an important celebration of the fantastic opportunities apprenticeships present to businesses as well as individuals across Wales. Through apprenticeships, companies are helping to keep vital skills and industries alive and drive economic growth in Wales.”

To find out how your business could benefit from recruiting an apprentice, visit Skills Gateway for Business or call 03000 6 03000. Also find us on Facebook and on Twitter @apprenticewales, and follow the story using the hashtag #AWWales.

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