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We're building the next generation of housing professionals

Three new apprentices next to a Welcome to Merlin banner

We're celebrating after a week of successes in our efforts to make a new generation of employees aware of the career opportunities in its sector.

We have just taken on a further four apprentices – bringing the total it has employed in its award winning programme to more than 20 across five years. They join two graduates who have also started at the company.

And the week has seen a number of achievements in this area for us after staff successfully signed up more than 80 prospective graduates at UWE’s recent employers fair, and former painting and decorating apprentice Beth Tanner came runner up in the National Young Builder Awards, held at the House of Commons. Beth was one of 15 people from across the country's building industry shortlisted in the 18 - 24 year old category of the awards. The Young Builder of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements of young people who despite having to overcome personal barriers have succeeded in training for and or gaining employment in the construction industry.

Beth Tanner receives her award as runner up in the national Young Builder of the Year award

Chief Executive Robert Nettleton said: “We want people to see housing as a great career choice - whether they be building homes or supporting the people that live in them.

“It’s great that so many people are interested in joining us immediately after school or university, and I am thrilled that Beth has received recognition in this way for the work she put in to making a success of her apprenticeship.”

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