Barratt Homes welcomes new Buckinghamshire Apprentice

Barratt Homes Northampton is continuing its work to support local employment by taking on an apprentice at its Brooklands site to help him develop his skills.

Miles Ford, from Milton Keynes, has recently started his apprenticeship with Barratt Homes meaning his is working between Stephenson College, completing his Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 NVQ, and, the Barratt Homes development.

He said: “I applied to work for Barratt Homes because I’ve always seen the houses that they build and the finish of the homes is top quality. I wanted to be the best tradesperson I could be and I knew that Barratt Homes could get me there.”

Having an apprenticeship with Barratt Homes means that individuals start earning right away, combining hands on work with professional training apprentices learn the skills that are essential for success and earn qualifications that are useful for the rest of their career.

Miles continued: “At the moment, what I’m enjoying most is simply fitting the architraves and skirting, I really enjoy measuring and cutting them down to size, it’s quite satisfying when everything fits correctly.

“I’m looking forward to learning more about site and really being able to hone my trade.

“Once I’ve completed my apprenticeship, I’ll look to continue onto a Level 3 NVQ and even potentially getting into site management once I’ve learnt my trade in its entirety.”

Andrew Swindell, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “We are thrilled that Miles is enjoying his apprenticeship with us and wish him all the best for the coming years and his very bright future.

“Our award-winning apprenticeship programme is designed to give individuals the skills, connections and opportunities to start building a successful career.”

Brooklands currently has a range of one, three, four and five bedroom homes available for property seekers to reserve starting from £359,995.

To register an interest in any of the properties at Brooklands, please visit the on-site sales and information centre, open: Monday 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00am to 5.30pm.

For more information about any of the Barratt Homes developments in the area, visit the website at or call the sales line on 033 3355 8481.