Ian Ruthven, Managing Director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire West

Building futures together! Housebuilder searches for new apprentices across West Yorkshire

Local housebuilder Barratt and developments Yorkshire West is continuing to support local employment in the communities in which it builds by creating six new job opportunities to develop talent in the construction industry.

The five star housebuilder is looking to fill six new trade positions, available through its apprenticeship partnership with Stephenson College, specialising in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery to work across its developments in Barnsley, Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield, Wetherby and Worksop.

The apprenticeship scheme, which launched in September, runs for 18 months and is a mixture of on site work experience with Barratt as well as block weeks at Stephenson College in Leicestershire, where apprentices move for a week of study. The housebuilder is currently recruiting for 2019, with applicants encouraged to visit the Barratt careers website to find out more information.

Ian Ruthven, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire West commented: “The construction industry is growing rapidly and it’s a really exciting time for anyone with an interest in housebuilding to come on board with Barratt. As one of the country’s top housebuilders we are always committed to developing raw talent and we are incredibly proud of the opportunities that we are able to provide.”

Darren Emmett, a Bricklayer Apprentice who joined the team through Barratt’s apprenticeship scheme commented: “I joined the scheme at Barratt because I knew the opportunities available would help me become the best I can in my career. I really liked the idea of being able to work and study at the same time and I am really lucky to have such a brilliant team supporting me and helping me to develop. I’d recommend Barratt’s apprentice program to anyone looking to get into housebuilding!”

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