Homebuilder takes on new apprentices

Leicestershire homebuilder Davidsons has recently recruited three new apprentices to join its existing team. The company has started to develop its first site in Ibstock and as such was keen to recruit from the local community. As a result the new trainees who have been appointed are from Ibstock and Coalville, meaning they are able to both train and work locally.

Charlie Stringer, 18, joins as an Apprentice Architectural Technician. Louis Starkey, also 18, joins as an Apprentice Surveyor. Both will be based at Davidsons Ibstock head office and will undertake the Built Environment course at Coalville’s Stephenson College for 2 years, and then go on to study for the HNC or HND for a further 2 years. Callum Truman, 17, joins as an Apprentice Bricklayer, based at Davidsons new Ibstock development. He will undertake the Brick Construction Diploma (Level 1, 2 & 3) for 3 years.

Two of the apprentices have been sponsored by The David Wilson Foundation, a charity set up and funded by David Wilson, and one by Davidsons Homes.

Jason Glover, Davidsons Operations Director, said “We had almost 100 applications for the roles and it’s great to see so many youngsters who are keen to get into the business,“ I remember my first time on site, and loved it. These schemes provide great training as well as the opportunity to develop a long term career in house building. We wish them all the best for the future, with the pick-up in the market it’s a good time to be embarking on a career in the industry”.

Davidsons has recently opened a development in Anstey called ‘St James Gate’ and its new Ibstock development ‘Bakers Croft’ is due to open in the next few weeks. A range of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes is available at both developments.