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BLOG: From farming to house building – how one man and his fork lift truck created a new career

Thakeham’s Lee Philpott started out his working life in agriculture, farming cattle, alongside stints in game keeping and forestry. But following an unexpected crisis in farming, he had to look for work in a new industry. Here, Lee talks to us about his past, present and future, and how finding a new career in house building, now with Thakeham, has helped him to progress into site management.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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