NHBC, the warranty and insurance provider for new homes, has launched its first ever house building apprenticeship scheme.
The company has become an Education and Skills Funding Agency-approved provider of apprenticeships.
NHBC has welcomed the first cohort to its Construction Site Supervisor (CSS) apprenticeship programme.
Darryl Stewart, NHBC’s head of training and analysis, said: “This is an exciting new chapter for NHBC and we look forward to training builders of the future who will commit to high standards throughout their careers. Our apprenticeships provide a first rung on the ladder, along with a solid understanding of the issues and opportunities facing the industry.
“We chose Construction Site Supervisor as our initial apprenticeship to underscore the vital role that site supervisors and managers play in the delivery of high-quality new homes. Our years of experience and data demonstrate that a great site manager makes a very positive impact on quality standards.
“We wish our very first apprentices the very best of luck and look forward to seeing their progress over the coming months. I hope to see their names up in lights at our Pride in the Job awards one day.”
NHBC apprenticeships will be delivered by the company’s training team.
Later next year, the company will launch a second apprenticeship in bricklaying.
This post has originally been featured in Property Wire.