Larkfleet Homes is forging new links with the community by creating new educational opportunities for local students dreaming of a future in the construction industry.
Larkfleet Homes South West recently took on a local student in an apprenticeship work experience placement.
The student, Courtney Graham who is known as 'CJ', continued with his college work experience module of 30 hours and the CITB Apprenticeship Industry work experience program of 10 full days of work.
CJ completed a full programme of training and real-world tasks, which included a formal interview in addition to commercial and design work set by the team.
Commercial manager Steve Ramsden said: “It was great having CJ as part of the team. It was great to see him develop in confidence over the duration of the scheme and to be able to offer a local lad a positive experience of the construction industry.
“This was the first time he had worked in an office environment. The experience was a positive one and we hope he will be able to apply what he has learned to his ongoing studies.”
CJ added: “All the things I did and learned about while I was working at Larkfleet were incredibly helpful on my course.
“I have already applied some of the things I have learnt to my course which has benefitted me greatly. I am surprised I was able to do this since I hadn’t worked in the company too long.”
Larkfleet Homes South West will continue to engage with the CITB and Bridgwater & Taunton College to offer a similar scheme to other students in the future.