In recent years there has been renewed interest in careers in construction and Broadgate Homes are proud to have been at the forefront of this locally. The construction team at Broadgate have forged excellent working relationships with a number of local colleges including Boston, Kings Lynn, Peterborough and Lincoln and this has helped them to offer work based apprenticeships to 15 trainees currently.
All site trades are represented, as well as site management and architecture and each year Broadgate look to employ more trainees to help grow their skilled workforce. One of the keys to the Broadgate Training Programme is how the trainees are integrated into the workforce to ensure their transition from trainee to tradesman is seamless.
Rob Mitchell, Broadgate Homes Construction Manager, is strongly committed to growing tomorrow's workforce, he said "Broadgate is proud of the build quality of its homes, this quality has been improved over the last thirty years and is in the main down to a combination of skilled trades and good management. With our own in-house training programme we are confident that we can continue to provide the quality that Broadgate has become famous for."
This year's intake of apprentices will include trainee site managers as well as other trades, anyone wishing to register an interest in joining the programme should write in the first instance to Rob Mitchell, Broadgate Homes Ltd, Broadgate House, Weston Hills, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6DB.
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