To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, the Churchill Group has announced ambitious new plans to support the next generation of housebuilding talent by recruiting up to 30 new apprentices in 2023. This is a significant expansion of the company’s apprenticeship programme and will create a range of new office and site based training roles across the country for applicants aged 16 and upwards, including school leavers.
At a time when other housebuilders may be reducing their apprenticeship activity due to uncertainty in the market, Churchill is taking the opposite approach and underlining its commitment to attracting the next generation into the sector. Those wishing to register interest should visit Churchill’s Apprenticeships & Early Careers page.
Apprentices can join the scheme in September and choose from a range of careers from Site Management to Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Accountancy, HR, Tower Crane, Business Administration, Property Management and more. Churchill will provide professionally recognised qualifications with clear progression paths, building on its experience in developing talented individuals through the apprenticeship route. The roles will be based across Churchill’s network of offices from Ringwood in the south to St Albans in the East and Warrington in the north, as well as various new Churchill sites currently under construction around the country.
Spencer J McCarthy, Chairman & CEO of Churchill Retirement Living, said:
“Providing opportunities for people at the start of their career has always been a cornerstone of our business, and having started out as an apprentice myself it’s something I believe in strongly from my own personal experience. I’m therefore very proud to announce these plans to help more people get qualified, get paid, and build a career with a company that makes a difference. It will not only help to bring through the next generation of talent into our sector, but also ensure that we can continue to develop our industry leading team of people, to keep delivering the highest quality retirement apartments that help transform our customers’ lives.”
Surveyor Chase Asher joined Churchill as an apprentice in 2015 and has received training and support with a series of qualifications to progress his career since then. His initial BTEC Level 3 in Built Construction and Environment was followed by an HNC in Quantity Surveying, and he then completed a Degree in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying.