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Lovell launches apprentice recruitment drive in King’s Lynn during National Apprenticeship Week

The company is recruiting an apprentice bricklayer and apprentice carpenter to join the team delivering new homes through a large-scale new-build programme for the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. Lovell recently began work on the first 130 homes it is building for the council in Marsh Lane.

The company wants to hear from people already studying for their NVQ Level 2 professional qualifications who are looking for the industry experience essential to complete their training.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone at the start of their construction career who wants to make a positive contribution to their community as part of our team in King’s Lynn and gain industry-recognised qualifications,” says Lovell regional training advisor Jo Scott. “They’ll develop their skills under the guidance of our expert craftspeople and will be supported by Lovell throughout their college-based training. We’re looking for talented trainees who are enthusiastic, like a challenge and will make the most of the chance to become part of our highly successful apprentice training programme.” The new apprentices will work on site in King’s Lynn with the trainee bricklayer attending college on a weekly day-release basis and the apprentice carpenter going to college for three-day stints.

Visit  to find out more and apply. Applications must be submitted by 31 March with suitable applicants set to be invited for an assessment day in April, followed by interview.

Lovell is set to build up to 600 homes with a potential value of up to £80 million in the King’s Lynn area by 2020 through its partnership with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. Lovell has just started building Orchard Place, a development of 130 homes (110 for open market sale and 20 affordable properties) at Marsh Lane, King’s Lynn, which make up the first tranche of new housing. Lovell has signed a development management agreement with the council through which it will design, promote and sell the new housing on the council’s behalf.

Lovell regional managing director Simon Medler says: “Investing in training opportunities is a crucial part of our commitment to making a difference in communities and ensuring that the positive effects of our housing projects benefit the community as a whole. It’s also important for us as a company, with many of our senior management team – including myself – having started their careers as an apprentice. Apprenticeships enable us to bring fresh recruits into the industry, develop their skills and make certain we have the workforce capable of delivering the new homes needed across the UK. We’re very excited to be launching these training opportunities through the work we’re doing with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk in King’s Lynn.”  Simon began his construction career as an apprentice carpenter.

Apprentice plumber Billy Smith began his career with Lovell working on the Hillington Square regeneration programme for Freebridge Community Housing in King’s Lynn. Billy is now working towards his advanced NVQ Level 3 qualification.