Record number of apprentices for regional homebuilder

We’ve welcomed our highest number of apprentices to date as part of our commitment to nurturing up-and-coming talent in the construction industry.

Ten apprentices aged between 16 and 23 years of age have joined us as paid full-time apprentices, the largest intake in our 95-year history. Aaron Jones, Jesse Acutt, Matt Churchill, Max Dorothy, Jack Walker, Sam Perkins, Joe Darlow, Cameron Quinn, Lewis Duce and Owen Musk are based at our head office in Torquay gaining experience both on-site and in the office.

Our apprentices will be completing qualifications in a range of specialist sectors including; carpentry, land, technical, commercial, build, electrical, painting and decorating, and plastering.

Our Managing Director Keith Miller said: “Apprentices are the future of the industry and we believe we should be doing everything we can to encourage young people to consider job-based training as a sound start to their careers.

“We’re major supporters of apprentices and help subcontractors by funding apprentices so they can pass on their knowledge, which in turn helps us to be confident that the skills we’ll need in the future for housebuilding will be available locally”.

Sam Perkins, Land Apprentice, said: “I am forever grateful to Cavanna Homes for providing me with such an amazing opportunity. They support me day in and day out, which has fuelled my drive even more. I’m surrounded by considerate colleagues who I now call friends and I can honestly say that there is no looking back, only looking forward. My one regret is not signing up to an apprenticeship scheme sooner – it’s the best decision I have ever made and I’m truly lucky!”

The apprenticeships will be completed over four years which, depending on the scheme, will combine on-site work experience with skilled sub-contractors and attendance at college to gain an NVQ.

Keith Miller added: “We’re increasing the number of apprentices that we support year on year, and we hope to see this number continue to grow in 2019. We strongly believe that providing open career paths within the construction industry will encourage young adults to explore the opportunities available to them”.

As a regional recruiter, we take pride in nurturing and investing in our apprentices to ensure they receive the best skills and experience in their trades to pass onto the next generation, and integral part of our company ethos.

For more information about our apprenticeship scheme, or to apply for the 2019 intake, please visit: