This brings to 61 the number of apprentices on the books at Willmott Dixon Partnerships, learning trades such as carpentry, plumbing and building maintenance. The company provides support services to more than 150,000 homes.
Those on the apprentice scheme will work with the company for between one and four years to obtain qualifications through a mix of on and off the job training at local colleges.
Apprentices are also offered training to become company ‘Construction Ambassadors’, working with schools and youth centres to inform young people about the routes into the construction and maintenance industry and help them to understand the benefits of having a trade qualification.
Although only one of the apprentices in the photo above is female, a spokesman for the firm said that this did not accurately represent the gender balance of apprentices at the company. “We have a good record of employing female apprentices,” he said.