Hope launch search for new recruits to join their Apprenticeship Academy

Hope launch search for new recruits to join their Apprenticeship Academy
Published: 15 April 2015

Hope Construction Materials is once again on the lookout for top young talent to join its business in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the northeast UK.
The firm’s Apprenticeship Academy has reopened for its second year, with Hope searching for three new apprentices at its quarries at Holme Hall near Rotherham, Coxhoe in County Durham and its cement works in the Hope Valley.

Current apprentices Daniel Repton, Henry Wilde

and Matthew Richardson

As the construction materials market continues to grow steadily, Hope, who celebrated its second birthday in January, is keen to add further young talent to their 900 strong UK-wide workforce.
The apprenticeships offer an opportunity for flexible development throughout the business which manufactures cement, concrete and aggregates right around the country, the company explains.
In addition, the new apprentices will undertake a four year engineering apprenticeship, gaining a recognised Higher National qualification (HNC) and a Level 3 NVQ Award.

Jim Verity, Human Resources Director at Hope Construction Materials, said: ““Once recruited, the apprentices and will have the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of our business by taking part in projects in other areas of the company and also in local community events."
Current Hope apprentice, Daniel Repton, 17, said: “I recommend the apprenticeship to anyone that enjoys hands-on work and is looking to get stuck in to the construction industry and experience a range of different jobs."
Apprentice Henry Wilde, 17, an electrical engineer at Hope Works, added: “From day one I’ve been given lots of opportunities to develop both my theoretical and practical knowledge and working in a team of 10 in the workshop there are plenty of people on hand to learn from.
Last year the company were swamped with applications and is urging candidates to get theirs in early, ahead of the 24 April 2015 deadline. For more information about the apprenticeships on offer, visit: www.hope-careers.com