Laying the foundations for careers in construction
10 March 2021
A quartet of trade apprentices are showing why careers in construction can really pay off for Norfolk youngsters.
The two carpenters and two bricklayers have been praised for their dedication and enthusiasm to learn with Persimmon Anglia.
Regional apprentice manager Darren Cooper said: “We are fortunate in this region to have some very talented young craftspeople, with our apprentices regularly winning college achievement awards.”
“The current crop includes the national Persimmon Trade Apprentice of the Year, Keane Squires, along with some other exceptional trainees. All are benefiting from excellent training programmes with Persimmon and local colleges, gaining industry qualifications alongside real-world work experience.”
James Hunter, aged 22 from Norwich is a Level 3 bricklayer who has demonstrated real skill and attention to detail in his work at White Rose Park, Norwich working alongside 2 other apprentices on a wide range of houses.
Meanwhile Charlie Williams and Kane Dipple are both Level 3 carpenters. 20 year-old Charlie is based Elm Farm, Wymondham and is recognised for delivering an excellent standard of work throughout his site. Kane, aged 19, is developing a high level of skill also at Elm Farm, Wymondham working alongside a subcontractor who is helping to develop Kane’s excellent practical ability and attitude to work.
Nineteen-year-old Keane Squires from Norwich was named as Persimmon’s 2020 national Trade Apprentice of the Year. He is currently working on the White Rose Park development in the city.
Darren Cooper described Keane as having “a rarely-seen natural ability, skill and passion for bricklaying. He is committed to delivering a quality build for customers and is highly respected on site due to his confidence and attention to detail.”
Director in charge John Eldridge said: “As a company we are committed to developing the skills of our employees to deliver the best quality service to our customers. We are very proud of the progress each of these trainees has made since joining the business and look forward to helping them build long and successful careers with Persimmon Homes.”
Persimmon Homes Anglia operates new homes developments across Norfolk.
PICTURED: (From left) Persimmon Homes Anglia apprentices Kane Dipple; Charlie Williams; James Hunter and Keane Squires at the housebuilder’s Elm Farm development in Wymondham, Norfolk.