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A ‘rising star’ in the construction industry

Luton based Andrew McCready has been awarded a prestigious endowment by the Barry and Peggy High Scholarship Foundation.  The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) offers these scholarships to selected apprentices on behalf of a benefactor who worked in the industry for many years as a reward for the best talent.

My passion for creating and designing led me to the housebuilding industry…

James Hammond is currently part of Crest Nicholson's Graduate Development Programme. Here he tells us more about how following his passion in life led him to starting a career in house building.

The reality of being on a Graduate Programme for one of the UK's largest homebuilders

Lisa McBay joined the Crest Nicholson Graduate Programme in September 2014 after studying Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. She’s always been passionate about a career in design and construction as you get to physically see the final product of your blood, sweat and tears. We thought we’d catch up with her to share with you how her first few years within the industry have been treating her.

Apprentice Q&A: Stephanie Hay from Barratt Homes

Stephanie Hay is a joinery apprentice working for Barratt Homes in East Scotland. When she left secondary school after staying on at 6th form, Stephanie applied to Edinburgh College and secured a place on the National Progression Award in carpentry and joinery, which then gave her the opportunity to work for Barratt on a four-week work experience placement. This in turn led on to a place on the Barratt Apprenticeship Programme.

Countryside blog: Apprentices build on experience for new careers in construction

This year, as part of National Apprenticeship Week (14 – 18 March) the Government is advocating that employers “pass the torch” of knowledge from one generation onto the next. Countryside remains an enthusiastic supporter of apprenticeships, boosting much-needed skills and leading people on to successful careers in the construction sector.