Marshmallow and spaghetti challenge is on menu for new apprentices

23 October 2017

Apprentices at the induction day
Apprentices at the induction day 
New apprentices were presented with an interesting challenge on their first day at Bovis Homes - to build a tower made from marshmallow and spaghetti!


The 20 new starters from across the regions were divided into teams and set the tricky task of constructing the tallest tower in the room using design and engineering skills.


The marshmallow and spaghetti was part of a two-day induction programme featuring a range of activities at the Moat House Hotel in Reading organised by the Learning and Development team.


It began with a friendly welcome and introduction from Head of Talent Roger Morton highlighting important health and safety information, as well as guidance about the apprenticeships' responsibilities on site.


Build trainer Brendon Scott said: "We did a variety of things with the new apprentices to get them relaxed on their first day at the company, including the marshmallow and spaghetti challenge, which went down well.


"Essentially, it was an ice-breaker aimed at encouraging the new apprentices to work together and have a bit of fun at the same time.


"Hopefully, it just was the start of a long and successful career with Bovis Homes for the apprentices.


"It is among a number of initiatives we're running as part of the apprenticeship programme to underline our commitment to the development of our people and our goal of delivering the very best quality homes and service to our customers."