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Leicester homebuilder recruits new apprentice bricklayer

Barratt Homes North Midlands has welcomed an apprentice bricklayer to its New Lubbesthorpe development in Leicester to help him develop his skills and knowledge of the trade.

James Bagworth (17) has joined the five star homebuilder at the Beggars Lane development as he looks to begin his career in construction.

Originally from Markfield, he is studying at Stephenson College in Coalville on the Level 2 Bricklaying course, and is on block release.

James said:

“Barratt Homes is a well-known company and being able to develop my skills with them is a great opportunity for me.

“I’m really enjoying working with the team at New Lubbesthorpe. Everyone has been so helpful and learning a practical trade onsite is proving to be beneficial.

“I’m not looking too far ahead as I’m focusing on my work with Barratt Homes, but eventually I would be interested in taking a course to become a foreman.”

Barratt Homes is striving to provide educational opportunities for college students at New Lubbesthorpe, and recently held a ‘Have a Go’ day’ with a group of Leicester College’s bricklaying students at the development.

Chris Southgate, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said:

“We are delighted to welcome James to the team and wish him the best of luck in his career with us.

“As a leading housebuilder in Leicestershire, we pride ourselves on not only providing a first-class service for our customers, but also ensuring we look after our staff and provide opportunities to progress within the company and achieve their ambitions.”

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Barratt Homes North Midlands has been awarded the maximum five star rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the tenth year in a row. With quality at the forefront of its mind at every development, each home it builds is crafted to the highest standard by award winning Site Managers.


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