Britain’s biggest house builder has launched a major training drive to rebuild the industry’s skill base after years of decline.
Over the next three years Barratt aims to recruit around 150 graduates, 30 paid interns and 400 apprentices as the industry shifts into recovery.
Barratt also plans to put 100 people through a unique house building foundation degree programme which is to be delivered in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.
Mark Clare, group chief executive of Barratt Developments, unveiled the new training targets as he delivered an upbeat trading statement.
Since the start of the year average net private reservations have risen 7% in line with other volume house builders.
He added that since the Government announced plans for its Help to Buy scheme the level had spike 18% as home buyers returned to the market.
“Our improved performance is being underpinned by stronger market conditions and the operational changes we have made to every aspect of our business.
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