Redrow is welcoming 81 new apprentices to the business, bringing the number of people across stages of their apprenticeship or graduate training scheme with the national housebuilder to nearly 300.
According to Show House, this equates to around 15% of Redrow’s entire workforce trade, administration, technical and commercial roles.
The latest cohort of 81 trade apprentices will be enrolled on traditional programmes such as electrical, bricklaying, carpentry and plumbing, as well as painting and decorating, groundworks, ceramic tiling, scaffolding and buildings maintenance.
Karen Jones, group HR director at Redrow, said, “Apprentices are a vital component for ensuring the success of our economy, which is why we are committed to investing in the next generation of construction industry talent.
“The apprentices of today could go on to become the business leaders of the future, but for that to happen the construction industry must have greater collaboration with government and schools to ensure young people are receiving the best possible advice and support to appropriately kickstart their careers.”
Each apprentice on Redrow’s scheme benefits from paid, on-the-job training and work experience combined with college-based study that will provide them with essential industry qualifications.