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Persimmon Homes invests in regional skills (1)

25 March 2014

Persimmon Homes has significantly increased its team in East Anglia with a number of key trainee appointments, underlining its commitment to investing in regional skills.

Over the past year, the company had recruited two new trainee sales advisors, three members of the land and planning team and seven trade apprentices as it expands operations across more new homes developments.

Managing director Andrew Fuller said: “Despite the challenges thrown up by economic uncertainty over the past few years, Persimmon Homes Anglia continues to serve the region with quality new homes developments.

“From our regional headquarters in Lowestoft, we currently operate on nine sites, with a further five new outlets due to open this year.

“To ensure the ongoing success of the company, Persimmon Anglia has been recruiting bright young apprentices and trainees, keen to learn and succeed in the housebuilding industry – and we continue to recruit, ensuring we invest in the skills we need to grow the business.”

Joining the Persimmon team are trainee sales advisors Chantelle Asker, Nikki Miles and Lucy Woodhall; apprentices Ryan Allen, James Blanch, Liam Quadling, Patrick Smith, Jack Songer, Ryan Stephenson, and Ben Warren; technical assistant Mark Wilkinson, trainee quantity surveyor Mitchell Wildman and planning graduate Grant Heal.

All of the young employees have undergone a comprehensive induction and ongoing training programmes.

Andrew said: “Excellent customer service is vital for Persimmon Homes, where sales advisors are often the first point of contact for prospective buyers.

“And we are completely committed to developing the next generation of trade professionals, ensuring valuable practical construction skills are passed on from our existing craftsmen to the builders of the future.

“With so many new developments opening this year, we are excited to be joined by lots of fresh team members, especially within the planning department. It gives us a great boost to see so many new faces in the company – and reap the benefits of all their talents.

“I’m sure they will all love being part of Persimmon Homes and look forward to hearing how they are contributing to the success of the company.”

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