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18 May 2023

People and Careers

Two apprentice carpenters appointed at Persimmon Central

Our Central team has been strengthened with the appointment of two new apprentice carpenters.

Joe Pemberton, 17 from Dorridge and Luke Taylor, 18 from Henley-in-Arden have started work on our Charles Church site – Kenilworth Gate - a 96-plot development on Leamington Road in Kenilworth.

Commenting on his appointment, Joe said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Persimmon Homes at a time when they have recently secured their 5 star quality rating for a second year running. I am joining a great team and I am particularly looking forward to developing my carpentry skills further and to working on my first site at Kenilworth Gate.”

Trevor Brooks-Jones, Construction Director at Persimmon Homes Central said: “We are delighted that Joe and Luke have joined the team at an exciting time. We want to actively encourage more motivated and driven apprentices and technical trainees to join us in construction roles and build a successful career at Persimmon.”

Joe and Luke are both studying for their Level 2 Apprenticeship Diploma in Site Carpentry at nearby Moreton Morrell College, part of college group WCG.

John Billings, Head of Work Based Learning – Construction said “It is great news to hear about Joe’s and Luke’s progression from studying on a Level One Carpentry program at Moreton Morrell College into a Level 2 Apprenticeship with Persimmon Homes.

“In building careers with a leading house builder, their on-site roles will enable carpenters to gain wider experience and develop their skills from college, and I look forward to hearing about both Joe and Luke’s future success.

“Through forging positive links across a thriving sector, our learners have the opportunities to work with industry professionals and gain invaluable experience to enhance their future careers.”

Luke commented: “My ambition is to utilise the training resources Persimmon offers to further develop my skills and knowledge and to build an exciting career in this industry.”

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