A 20-year-old apprentice bricklayer has cemented his career in the construction industry thanks to help from Mulbury Homes.
The Lymm-based housing developer has helped train Jack Veevers across a number of its sites.
Jack, who is from Radcliffe near Bury, has worked on Mulbury Homes’ schemes in North Road, Blackburn, and Valley Road, Barnoldswick, as an apprentice bricklayer since July 2013, enabling him to develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry.
To mark Jack’s recent graduation from the firm’s apprenticeship scheme, Mulbury Homes has helped secure him a position at bricklaying firm Paul Fish Brickwork, while also setting up an interview with Salford City College to begin studying for an NVQ level 2 in trowel occupations.
Jack said: “I’m settling into life on site really well so far. I like getting stuck in so I enjoy that the job is very hands on.
“I’ve been learning the diverse roles of the job, such as measuring and setting up on site, making cement mixes as well as general block work and I can’t wait to develop my skills further.”
Mulbury Homes has also further supported Jack’s career by investing in a set of trowels and a spirit level to help him stack up future work.
Kevin Morris, construction manager at Mulbury Homes, said: “The wide-spread skills shortage in the construction industry is a really hot topic at the moment, and paired with the need for Britain to get building more homes, it’s really important for firms to invest in the future of housebuilding by helping to get more young people into the industry.”
Mulbury Homes currently employs 16 apprentices across its sites and plans to provide opportunities for 30 young apprentices over the next 12 months.