National Apprenticeship Week starts tomorrow (Monday 6 March) and we're delighted to voice our support.
Even during the recent recession we kept our apprenticeship programme going. It is vital for the housebuilding industry to invest in training the next generation of construction professionals. Otherwise we will never be able to build enough homes for the UK's growing population.
Our chief executive, Kark Hick, has urged the industry to do more - including in this recent blog post. And he is leading by example as a director of the Greater Peterborough University Technical College (GPUTC) where Larkfleet is one of the three employee sponsors helping young people to get a foothold in the construction industry with job-focused education and training.
The college is currently recruiting students for the new academic year which starts in September. It offers a new and distinctive educational choice for young people from the age of 14 to 19.
Helen Hick, HR director for The Larkfleet Group of Companies, said: “There is a huge variety of careers in construction – everything from architecture and engineering through to hands-on construction activity on site and support functions such as accounting, marketing and HR.
“It would be great to see more young people taking up the opportunities which a course at GPUTC can offer.”
Staff from Larkfleet have attended several open evenings at the college to give potential students an insight into a new career in construction.
For more information on GPUTC and the courses on offer visit www.gputc.com.