Hope's current apprentices (l-r): Daniel Repton, Henry Wilde and Matthew Richardson.

Hope searches for new recruits to join its Apprenticeship Academy

Published:  14 April, 2015

Hope Construction Materials is on the lookout for top young talent to join its £300m business in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the North East.

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.

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 its 900 strong UK-wide workforce.

Last year the company was swamped with applications and is urging candidates to get theirs in early, ahead of the 24 April deadline.

The apprenticeships offer an opportunity for flexible development throughout the business, which manufactures cement, concrete and aggregates right around the country.

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: “We are once again on the search for more talented youngsters to join our expanding workforce and are keen to find young people with the potential to be future leaders at Hope.

“Once recruited, the apprentices 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.

“Through our partnerships with local educational organisations, the apprentices gain Higher National Apprenticeships and once they have completed their training successfully, will have the potential to be offered a permanent job and long-term career prospects within the company.”

For more information about the apprenticeships on offer, visit www.hope-careers.com.

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