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Persimmon Homes set to create up to 500 new jobs a year with ex-military scheme

Persimmon Homes, has announced a recruitment drive to bring up to 500 ex-military personnel into the business.

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New recruit Rob makes switch to the home front

Bovis Homes has recently recruited 20 new assistant site managers, including 17 ex-military personnel, onto ten-month development programmes that include a variety of courses and on-site mentoring.

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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.

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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.

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Bovis Homes apprentices rising to the challenge

Investing in youth is the way forward for Bovis Homes as the house builder looks to develop its thriving apprenticeship scheme and help boost the industry's ever-growing demand for skilled tradespeople in the process.

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