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Bristol housebuilder takes on apprentices who lost jobs after Carillion collapse

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 16 May 2018 14:33

Bristol housebuilder takes on apprentices who lost jobs after Carillion collapse

Housebuilder Barratt Homes has employed four Bristol apprentices who lost their jobs following the collapse of Carillion.

The housebuilder has provided work for apprentice bricklayers Lewis Camfield and Reece Harding, and apprentice carpenters Cezary Poniatowski and Jake Hendy.

All four were in the first year of their apprenticeships and will now continue their work at Barratt Homes developments across the Bristol area including Filwood Park, White Church Court and at St Matthias.

As part of their apprenticeship programme the four will also spend one day a week at college undertaking a qualification in their chosen field.

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Barrartt Homes managing director Russell Glimstead said: “As one of the country's top developers we are absolutely committed to developing raw talent and I believe that we have a duty to provide these kinds of apprenticeship opportunities,” he said.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this lifeline for these four youngsters who join our existing apprentices as we continue to develop talent across the region.

“Barratt is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and we are extremely proud of our apprenticeship scheme and the talented team members that have passed through it and stayed with the company over the years.”

Russell says apprentices within Barratt have "the opportunity for good careers" and play "an important part" in developing the company's talent of the future.

He added: “By learning and providing new skills they help us to meet the future challenges of the housebuilding industry."

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