Sutton teenager Bronik lays the foundations for a future career

PUBLISHED: 16:47 17 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:47 17 September 2015

Bronik Youngman is an apprentice electrician

Bronik Youngman is an apprentice electrician

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An apprentice from Sutton is laying the foundations for a career in the construction industry.

Bronik Youngman has joined housebuilder Barratt Homes Eastern Counties as an apprentice electrician and is currently developing his trade at Trumpington Meadows, Barratt’s development near Cambridge.

During his apprenticeship Bronik, 16, will spend one day a week at college, where he is studying for his NVQ Level One in electrical installation, and will work on site the rest of the week.

He said: “I decided to apply for an apprenticeship because I wanted a good trade to get into. I didn’t want to stay at school but I wanted to keep learning and I thought this was the best way as I could earn money as well. I would like to see how far I can progress with Barratt and my aim is to become a site manager in the future.”

David Eardley, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Eastern Counties, said: “Our apprenticeship programme is very important to us as through it we are training the housebuilders of tomorrow. Our apprentices have the opportunity to gain experience and develop their skills by working on our developments. This practical, hands on experience puts them in an excellent position to pursue a career in the construction industry once they have completed their apprenticeship.”

Bronik is one of five construction apprentices taken on by Barratt Homes Eastern Counties this month.

Barratt Developments PLC, parent company to Barratt Homes, has a track record of recruiting young people to the business and was named as the Macro Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. The company was also recently named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer. Barratt Developments has created more than 3,000 new jobs in the last year alone and has pledged to take on 1,100 apprentices, graduates and trainees between 2014 and 2016.

Barratt Homes has been awarded the maximum five star official rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the sixth year in a row. The company was awarded the rating after gaining fantastic feedback in the HBF customer satisfaction survey which involved more than 20,000 new home buyers across the country answering questions about moving into their new homes.

For more information about the apprentice opportunities with Barratt Homes, visit www.barrattfuturetalent.co.uk .

Barratt Homes Eastern Counties has been awarded the maximum five star official rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the sixth year in a row. The news was announced after more than 20,000 new home buyers across the country took part in this year’s HBF customer satisfaction survey.


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