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Local apprentice named best in the East Midlands

An apprentice has been named best in the East Midlands by a local housebuilder, according to East Midlands Business Link.

Luke Twigger, aged 20, scooped the Redrow Homes East Midlands’ Apprentice of the Year title, thanks to his willingness to go above and beyond, supporting his colleagues and learning new skills quickly.

Inspired to take up a trade when by his grandad built his own dream home, Luke wanted to learn all there was about building homes. Luke became an apprentice electrician at Redrow, and works in a fast paced environment, learning new skills every day and constantly striving to be the best.

“I have always found the property industry extremely interesting, and Redrow has given me all the tools I need to build a solid career. I’ve learned so much already, from practical electronics skills to team building, and it’s great to have everyone working towards the same goal.

“For anyone thinking about a career in the property industry, I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship, it’s great to be building a career, and especially for a company that really looks after its team members.”

Martyn Pask, Regional Director for Redrow East Midlands, said: “We are all thrilled that Luke has been awarded best apprentice in the East Midlands. He works very hard and is eager to learn as much as possible, all while delivering work of a really high standard.

The apprenticeship scheme at Redrow provides young people, as well as those looking to make a career change, the opportunity to kick-start a successful career in a skilled trade, administration, or a technical or commercial role, through on the job training and classroom learning. Through the apprenticeship scheme, Redrow also supports entrants in obtaining an NVQ.