New apprentices are building their futures at Barratt

Three teenagers from Corby have been taken on as apprentice labourers by Barratt Homes Northampton, and are relishing their new roles.

Recently named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer at the National Apprenticeship Awards, Barratt Homes has a record of recruiting young people to the business, and has recently announced a new recruitment drive to appoint 50 new apprentices across the midlands area, 10 of whom will be taken on in Northamptonshire.

The news comes after Barratt Group chief executive, Mark Clare, announced the company had taken on 600 new trainees over the past year, and is planning to take on a further 1,100 trainees over the next three years.

The latest apprentices, who are learning on the job at sites across Northamptonshire while undertaking NVQ courses at Tresham College include James O’Sullivan, 19, who is working at Lyvden Fields development in the town and studying for an NVQ Level 3 in plumbing, Jamie Wright, 17, and Ayden Stewart, 18, who are both studying for an NVQ Level 2 in bricklaying. Ayden said: “Hopefully I can stay on at Barratt once I’ve qualified.”