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Senior managers shadow apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week

March 2018

Last week, we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by launching our 2018 Programme, reflecting on the achievements of our current cohort of apprentices and highlighting a number of our colleagues who started their careers as apprentices.

To mark the end of NAW, some of our senior managers headed out to site to become apprentices for the day, shadowing our talented bricklaying and joinery apprentices and learning about what their roles involve day-to-day.

The week, which is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Andrew Pearson, Operations Director and Duncan Chisholm, Production Manager visited two of our Cumbrian developments – The Ridings and Edenholme Park respectively.

Story Homes is fully committed to bringing apprentices into our business; we launched our Apprenticeship Programme in 2016 and it has gone from strength to strength. We have now launched our Apprenticeship Programme for 2018, and we are inviting young people interested in entering the construction industry to apply for our September intake.

We are recruiting apprentice bricklayers and joiners this year for our sites in Cumbria and the North West. The successful candidates will be able to learn their trade while developing communication and teamwork skills, training towards an NVQ Level 2 and being supported by a dedicated team of Site Managers and the CITB.

Applications are now open and, once candidates have been shortlisted, the next steps will be a telephone interview and team assessment day. After being offered a position, our apprentices will then kick off their Story career in September by taking part in a five-day team building and induction programme.

For more information on the roles available and details on how to apply, visit: www.storyhomes.co.uk/careers

Take a look at some photos from Andrew and Duncan’s site visits, where they enjoyed catching up with our joinery apprentices and getting back to the ‘shop floor’.