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Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Hundreds of Kent youngsters urged to consider apprenticeships in the housebuilding industry

Hundreds of youngsters in Kent have been encouraged by specialists from a national housebuilder to consider apprenticeships in the industry.

Staff at Bovis Homes attended a 600 pupil-strong Apprenticeship Fair in Maidstone to talk about the different roles at the housebuilder, the day-to-day activities carried out in housebuilding and the different routes to enter the industry.

The fair, supported by four MPs in Kent, had more than 40 stalls and took place at Maidstone Leisure Centre, at Mote Park, for 16 ... more

Image for Cambridge apprentice urges schools to support young people into the housebuilding industry

An apprentice at a national housebuilder in Cambridge is urging schools to help bridge an industry skills gaps by teaching more young people about alternative routes into employment.

Patrick Deloughery, 18, a bricklaying apprentice at Bovis Homes, is calling for more career guidance on apprenticeships to be offered at schools, to encourage more pupils to pick up construction trades.

Patrick, from Cherry Hinton, has progressed to Level 3 of his apprenticeship, and recently won Apprentice of the Year for his region, Northern Home Counties, at the Bovis Homes Ann... more

Image for Owen, 17, on work experience: My week with Bovis Homes

Owen McKemsley, 17, from Prestbury in Gloucestershire, has undertaken a week's work experience at Bovis Homes. 

Owen, who attends Cleeve School, spent time in the Marketing and Graphics departments at the housebuilder's Western region headquarters in Bishop's Cleeve, as well as with the sales and build teams out on site.

Here, the Sixth Form pupil details his week and what he discovered about the housebuilding i... more

Image for Former Hampshire apprentice turned site boss urges youngsters to build a passion for housing

A former bricklaying apprentice now leading a major new-build development near Botley has said young people are the life-blood of the housing industry and should be aiming to become the site managers of the future.

James Berry, 33, site manager at Bovis Homes’ Boorley Park location, on Winchester Road in Boorley Green, said the opportunities were there for apprentices and that passion and commitment would help take them to the top.

Bovis Homes has started work on the second phase at Boorley Park, which will see around 400 new homes built on the other side of the current development - on Maddoxford Lane - over the coming m... more

Image for Award-winning Bishop’s Stortford apprentice Sofia calls on young women to join industry

An award-winning apprentice in Bishop’s Stortford, who is hoping to cement a career in construction, has called for more women to join the housing industry.

Sofia Taylor, 19, who is undertaking a sales apprenticeship at Bovis Homes’ Stortford Fields location, said more young women were needed to bring a fresh approach to the building sector.

Sofia, from Basildon, recently won the regional sales team’s Rising Star award for her hard work and potential. She wants to learn more about other roles available to apprentices too and hopes to go out on site with... more

Image for Young Kemble site manager wins top award for second year running

For the second consecutive year, a site manager based at a Cotswolds new homes development has been selected from over 16,000 construction professionals across the country to win one of the house building industry's most prestigious awards.

Adam Elvin, 25, site manager at Bovis Homes' Phillips Lea location in Kemble, has been recognised as one of the best in the construction business, after receiving the National House Building Council's Pride in the Job Quality award.

"We are extremely proud of Adam and the team's achievement," says Supriya Ray, Bovis Homes Western Managing Director. "They have consistently delivered high-quality homes, backed with high-quality customer service. What makes their efforts extra special is the fact that the homes they are delivering are large five and six-bedroom p... more

Image for Bovis Homes opens new national training centre

National house builder Bovis Homes has launched a new dedicated staff training centre at its Thames Valley regional headquarters in Reading.

The Bovis Homes Training Centre, which was officially opened by Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald, will act as a focal point for learning and development initiatives delivered by the company for its staff, who work across eight operating regions and more than 100 sites around the country.

Discussing the new centre, Bovis Homes Head of Talent, Roger Morton, said: "This is an exciting step for Bovis Homes and is a real commitment to the development of our people and to our goal of delivering the very best quality homes and service to... more

Image for Housing is a hit with Malpas students

A local home builder spread the word about job opportunities in the construction industry at a recent careers fair at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas.

Representatives from Bovis Homes attended the evening event at the Cheshire school and spoke to Year 9, 10, 11 and sixth form students about the range of jobs available within the industry. With roles in areas such as in finance, build technology, engineering, sales, marketing and design, there was a high amount of interest from students.

"We were delighted to have the chance to talk to youngsters about the housing industry and it was a really enjoyable and rewarding event," says Stewart Ball, Architectural Designer at Bovis Homes. "We were busy chatting to parents and students all evening - offering advice about working in the housing sector and sharing our experiences. There were many questions about our apprenticeship scheme, in a career in trades such as brick laying, carpentry and plumbing, as well as in other areas such as surveying ... more

Image for Bright future for Apprentice of the Year

A Cheltenham-based apprentice has beaten off competition from all over the region to win the accolade of Apprentice of the Year at a national house builder's annual awards.

Young carpenter, Alex Brown, works for Bovis Homes and is in the second year of his apprenticeship. His hard work and dedication to the job was recently commended at an awards ceremony held in Bristol, where he took away the top regional prize.

"We're delighted to name Alex as the Apprentice of the Year. In the two years he has been with us, he has really impressed the people he has worked with and he is a huge credit to his team," says Sup Ray, Western Regional Ma... more

Image for Exeter apprentice wins top award

A Business Administration apprentice based in Exeter has won a top prize in a national house builder's awards, which celebrated the dedication and commitment of its young people.

Since starting at Bovis Homes in 2015, Ella Kavanagh's career with the company has gone from strength to strength, and she has now been awarded Apprentice of the Year in Bovis Homes South West region's annual awards.

"Ella has made a huge impact here at the Exeter office," says Dave Farley, Regional Managing Director. "Her enthusiasm for the job is contagious and we're very proud of how far she has progressed ... more

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