Persimmon is a top 100 apprenticeship employer

Leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes is celebrating after being recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer in the Government’s annual rankings for the first time.

First launched in 2020, the annual employer rankings are developed by the Department of Education, in partnership with High Fliers Research, which independently assesses and ranks the nation’s top employers.

Richard Latham, Persimmon’s Group HR director, said the company was delighted to be recognised. He said:

“We’re very pleased to be listed as one of the country’s most outstanding apprenticeship employers for 2022 and recognised for our vital work boosting career opportunities for more people.

“This accolade acknowledges both our success at training traditional site skills such as bricklaying and joinery and also our commitment to growing talent throughout the business.”

The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers helps future apprentices, parents, and careers advisers to identify good apprenticeship opportunities at the country’s leading employers.

The company’s expanding apprenticeship programme has seen a real team effort build its success. Richard explains:

“This award is testament to our dedicated team of Regional Apprentice Managers and our businesses who all support our apprentice programme.

“Changes to our approach to apprenticeship have allowed us to deliver more technical training and professional qualifications, which has also led to more female apprentices in the Group – increasing our diversity.

“We are committed to doing more. To celebrate 50 years in business in 2022, our Target 50 initiative aims to recruit 50 female apprentices or technical trainees into construction-related roles across the Group.”

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