Apprentices start work on Clitheroe homes scheme

Trainee bricklayer Anthony Atkinson and trainee joiner Callum Pritchard-Ellison on site
Trainee bricklayer Anthony Atkinson and trainee joiner Callum Pritchard-Ellison on site

Newcomers to the construction trade are building their skills on a Clitheroe developent.

Barratt Homes’ Manchester division has welcomed 10 new construction apprentices in a drive to boost numbers of skilled tradespeople needed in the region.

On-site training is takings place at Ribble Meadow development in Clitheroe and other locations all over the North West.

Nationally, Barratt ranks in The City and Guilds top 100 apprentice employers in England, and has been awarded the maximum five-star rating for six years in a row.

The company has also won a total of 90 NHBC Pride in the Job Awards – the 10th year it has gained more than any other housebuilder.

Barratt’s regional boss Bernard Rooney said: “We’re extremely proud of our apprenticeship programmes.

“Building more homes to address the shortage of housing in the UK is high on the political agenda, and if we are to keep up with demand, we urgently need to attract more people into the industry.

“There are lots of exciting opportunities up for grabs for talented young people who want to forge their career in the building sector.”