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Image for Award-winning Bishop’s Stortford apprentice Sofia calls on young women to join industry

An award-winning apprentice in Bishop’s Stortford, who is hoping to cement a career in construction, has called for more women to join the housing industry.

Sofia Taylor, 19, who is undertaking a sales apprenticeship at Bovis Homes’ Stortford Fields location, said more young women were needed to bring a fresh approach to the building sector.

Sofia, from Basildon, recently won the regional sales team’s Rising Star award for her hard work and potential. She wants to learn more about other roles available to apprentices too and hopes to go out on site with... more

Image for Young Kemble site manager wins top award for second year running

For the second consecutive year, a site manager based at a Cotswolds new homes development has been selected from over 16,000 construction professionals across the country to win one of the house building industry's most prestigious awards.

Adam Elvin, 25, site manager at Bovis Homes' Phillips Lea location in Kemble, has been recognised as one of the best in the construction business, after receiving the National House Building Council's Pride in the Job Quality award.

"We are extremely proud of Adam and the team's achievement," says Supriya Ray, Bovis Homes Western Managing Director. "They have consistently delivered high-quality homes, backed with high-quality customer service. What makes their efforts extra special is the fact that the homes they are delivering are large five and six-bedroom p... more

Image for Bovis Homes opens new national training centre

National house builder Bovis Homes has launched a new dedicated staff training centre at its Thames Valley regional headquarters in Reading.

The Bovis Homes Training Centre, which was officially opened by Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald, will act as a focal point for learning and development initiatives delivered by the company for its staff, who work across eight operating regions and more than 100 sites around the country.

Discussing the new centre, Bovis Homes Head of Talent, Roger Morton, said: "This is an exciting step for Bovis Homes and is a real commitment to the development of our people and to our goal of delivering the very best quality homes and service to... more

Image for Housing is a hit with Malpas students

A local home builder spread the word about job opportunities in the construction industry at a recent careers fair at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas.

Representatives from Bovis Homes attended the evening event at the Cheshire school and spoke to Year 9, 10, 11 and sixth form students about the range of jobs available within the industry. With roles in areas such as in finance, build technology, engineering, sales, marketing and design, there was a high amount of interest from students.

"We were delighted to have the chance to talk to youngsters about the housing industry and it was a really enjoyable and rewarding event," says Stewart Ball, Architectural Designer at Bovis Homes. "We were busy chatting to parents and students all evening - offering advice about working in the housing sector and sharing our experiences. There were many questions about our apprenticeship scheme, in a career in trades such as brick laying, carpentry and plumbing, as well as in other areas such as surveying ... more

Image for Bright future for Apprentice of the Year

A Cheltenham-based apprentice has beaten off competition from all over the region to win the accolade of Apprentice of the Year at a national house builder's annual awards.

Young carpenter, Alex Brown, works for Bovis Homes and is in the second year of his apprenticeship. His hard work and dedication to the job was recently commended at an awards ceremony held in Bristol, where he took away the top regional prize.

"We're delighted to name Alex as the Apprentice of the Year. In the two years he has been with us, he has really impressed the people he has worked with and he is a huge credit to his team," says Sup Ray, Western Regional Ma... more

Image for Exeter apprentice wins top award

A Business Administration apprentice based in Exeter has won a top prize in a national house builder's awards, which celebrated the dedication and commitment of its young people.

Since starting at Bovis Homes in 2015, Ella Kavanagh's career with the company has gone from strength to strength, and she has now been awarded Apprentice of the Year in Bovis Homes South West region's annual awards.

"Ella has made a huge impact here at the Exeter office," says Dave Farley, Regional Managing Director. "Her enthusiasm for the job is contagious and we're very proud of how far she has progressed ... more

Image for Bovis Homes helping to build careers

Students at Idsall High School have been finding out more about career opportunities in the construction industry from one of the UK's leading house builders at a recent careers fair.

Bovis Homes employees spoke to Year nine students at the school in Shifnal about the variety of careers within the housing industry, ranging from finance, build technology and engineering to sales, marketing and design.

The event aimed to help students find out more about the diverse range of jobs available and discover what employers may look for in suitable applicants. Later this year, the 13 and 14-year-olds will be taking their first steps towards their career paths, as they select the subjects they would like to take ... more

Image for Romsey duo lead the field in home builder's national awards

An apprentice plumber and a sales advisor, who are both based at a Romsey new home development, have scooped prestigious awards from a leading national housebuilder.

Jack Stewart and Tracy Penny, who work at Bovis Homes' Abbotswood location, beat competition from more than 100 sites across the country to win Apprentice of the Year and Sales Advisor of the Year, respectively.

Jack, who lives in Romsey, had already won the top apprentice prize in Bovis Homes' Southern region and then went on to win the national award. The 17-year-old was recognised as Apprentice of the Year at the ceremony held in Reading. Now in his second year of his plumbing apprenticeship, Jack is learning practical skills out on the site for four days a week and attends nearby Eastleigh College for one day to further his knowl... more

Image for Filton location celebrates apprentices' achievements

A local house builder is celebrating the achievements of two of its Filton-based apprentices, after the youngsters were recognised at a leading training provider's awards ceremony.

Josh Walker, 21, and James Price, 20, are part-way through their three-year apprenticeships with Bovis Homes, and were thrilled to have been acknowledged at On Site Bristol's annual event.

Brickwork apprentice Josh received the special achievement award for his efforts at the Charlton Hayes development while James, who is tackling his level three plumbing apprenticeship, was nominated for top second y... more

Image for Father and son team up to bring new homes to Wokingham

When Jake Ridings embarked on a career in construction at a new homes location in Wokingham, he could have no better role model than the man leading the build - his dad. 

Jake is one of the new intake of apprentices recruited from across the country by leading national house builder Bovis Homes and he has been assigned to the company's Emmbrook Place development as an apprentice carpenter.  And it's a real family affair on site, because that is where Jake's father, Neil Ridings, is the site manager.

Neil, who has been managing the site near Matthewsgreen Road for six months, said: "It's great to have Jake join the team at Emmbrook Place. He has always been keen to pursue a hands-on career and I had no hesitation in recommending a career in construction, and with Bovis Homes, to him. He did well to win a place on the scheme too. Many don't make it as Bovis Homes is looking for the best youngsters with the right qu... more

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