We are continuing to invest in the future talent of the housing industry after opening our application process for a series of new apprenticeships for 2019.
We’re re-running our popular apprenticeship scheme which has provided exciting opportunities for 16 – 18 year olds across the East Midlands in both 2017 and 2018. The vacancies this year include craft apprenticeships in joinery, bricklaying and decorating as well as office-based apprenticeships in marketing and business admin and management degree apprenticeships.
The announcement comes during National Apprenticeship Week – a government-led initiative which brings together “an annual celebration of apprenticeships” on a national scale.
Applications are open on our website for both male and female school leavers to join the 2019 cohort. Speaking about the re-launch of our apprenticeship scheme, our MD Steve Midgley is excited about the range of opportunities that await the successful candidates and is keen to see more girls joining the construction industry.
“Not all young people want to go to university full time or straight away. Many are now choosing apprenticeships because they offer the chance to gain first-hand, real life experience, off the job training at no cost to the applicant or their parents as well as the chance to achieve a high-level industry-recognised qualification,”
“We are keen to give young people, including more females, these exciting opportunities to learn and work in what is a very rewarding and well paid industry,”
He continues, “Previous apprentices have successfully developed a range of skills – going on to great things within the company. Interest in our 2019 positions is already very high and we would encourage schools, parents and school leavers interested in finding out more about our apprenticeships in the homebuilding sector to visit our website in order to avoid disappointment.”
Daniel Jones joined us in 2017 as a Management Trainee and has benefited significantly from the scheme, as he goes on to explain.
“My apprenticeship has opened my eyes to the many different aspects of life in the housing and construction sectors,” said Daniel.
“From marketing and management to administration and finance, I’ve been fortunate enough to gain experience across all of these areas in a very short space of time, whilst also studying for a degree, part-time, at Derby University,”
He continues, “Fairgrove really look after you and you truly feel like you’re part of a family. I would encourage young people and their parents considering an apprenticeship in the housing sector to get in touch with Fairgrove to find out more because the opportunities open to you are incredibly varied and rewarding!”
Information about the range of apprenticeships available, as well as details on how to apply, can be found by visiting www.fairgrove.co.uk/about-us.