Your News: Apprentice intake is the future of construction

From left, Larkfleet construction director Nigel Parsons, Jack Richardson, Stuart Tibbet (Mick Yould Plumbing and Heating Supply), Matthew King, Karl Firth (Belmont Carpenters), Steven Prentice, Chris Morse (CHM Builders) and Larkfleet CEO Karl Hick
From left, Larkfleet construction director Nigel Parsons, Jack Richardson, Stuart Tibbet (Mick Yould Plumbing and Heating Supply), Matthew King, Karl Firth (Belmont Carpenters), Steven Prentice, Chris Morse (CHM Builders) and Larkfleet CEO Karl Hick
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Bourne-based house-builder and development organisation Larkfleet Group (www.larkfleetgroup.co.uk) continues to invest in the future of the construction industry with its latest intake of young apprentices.

As part of a CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) apprenticeship scheme, Larkfleet is helping three young budding construction students gain invaluable experience whilst they study.

All three apprentices will work with Larkfleet’s sub-contractors on Larkfleet developments across the East of England and East Anglia.

Jack Richardson, 18, from Holbeach, is studying plumbing at the College of West Anglia and will work with Mick Yould Plumbing & Heating Supply, based in Spalding.

Matthew King, 17, from Bourne, is studying carpentry at New College Stamford and will be working with Belmont Carpenters (UK) Ltd from Spalding.

Steven Prentice, 18, from Stamford, is studying bricklaying at Grantham College and will work with CHM Builders from Wisbech.

The CITB apprenticeship scheme combines studying at college with on-site experience over a two to three year period. As part of their apprenticeships, the students will achieve an NVQ or SVQ qualification in their chosen study subject.

Larkfleet chief executive Karl Hick commented: “Larkfleet is committed to investing in the future of young people and has been running construction apprenticeships for many years. I am delighted that we are able to help these students gain on-site experience and expertise, which will give them an excellent start to their careers in construction.”