What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for From reception desk to council chamber–ex-apprentice Ella hits major housing milestone

A former apprentice from Cheltenham, who has just secured planning approval for a development in her home town, has shown that there is more than one route into the construction industry.

Ella Hammond, 23, joined Bovis Homes as a business administration apprentice in 2014, and has now successfully managed her first planning application – for 12 new properties in Leckhampton.

With Bovis Homes now part of Vistry Group – one of the top-five housebuilders in the country – Ella took responsibility within Vistry’s Strategic Land team for the project, meeting with Cheltenham Borough Council’s case officer and working with Leckhampton and Warden Hill parish councillors to consider key elements of the plans, including the community, accessibility, affordable housi... more

Image for Apprentice George, 16, from Gloucester, dreams of management role at housebuilder

View our video: A bricklaying apprentice from Gloucester who joined a national housebuilder straight from school, with dreams of management, says there are opportunities for other young people to follow suit.

George Woodward, 16, works at Bovis Homes’ Oaklands location in Hunts Grove, Hardwicke, and is in the first year of his apprenticeship with the housebuilder after finding the role online.

The teenager, studying at Gloucestershire College one day a week, said teamwork at the development was helping him to flourish in his apprenticeship as he develops new skills to fur... more

Image for Wellingborough trainee highlights housebuilding opportunities for apprentices

View our video: A bricklaying apprentice in Wellingborough, who is working on a national housebuilder’s flagship location, is progressing as a trainee assistant site manager as he looks to further his career.

Patrick Deloughery, 19, is completing Bovis Homes’ 12-month trainee assistant site manager programme at the housebuilder’s Wendelburie Rise location, at Stanton Cross, while completing the fourth year of his apprenticeship.

The teenager said he had a strong team around him at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – and urged other ambitious apprentices to follow the sa... more

Image for Former apprentice Rhiana, 21, urges youngsters to join housebuilding industry

A former apprentice eager to pursue a career in housebuilding is thriving in her role at a Hemel Hempstead new-build location - and is urging other young people to join the industry.

Rhiana Turner, 21, sales advisor at Bovis Homes’ Aspen Park, off King Edward Street in Apsley, began her career as an account management apprentice, before joining an estate agency where she gained experience in new-build properties.

This inspired Rhiana, who is from Harpenden, to apply to the housebuilder after seeing a jo... more

Image for Teenage carpenter hails housebuilder’s apprenticeship and now aims for management

View our video: A teenage carpentry apprentice from Gloucester is inspired to climb into management after the support he’s been shown at a national housebuilder.

Kyle Hanson, 19, works at Bovis Homes’ Oaklands location in Hardwicke and is four months into his three-year apprenticeship, through Gloucestershire College.

His comments come as the 13th National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 3rd to 7th February, celebrating apprenticeship success stories acr... more

Image for Redditch site manager, 23, urges apprentices to join housebuilding industry

View our video: A former bricklaying apprentice, who has climbed to site manager at a housebuilder in Redditch, hopes to inspire other youngsters in the industry.

Kieron Wheeler, 23, based at Bovis Homes’ Millwood Meadows, off Weights Lane, is helping to train apprentices at the location.

Kieron, who says he puts the customer first and has set his sights on industry awards, started his apprentice aged 16 and later completed the trainee assistant site manager (... more

Image for Oxfordshire site manager hopes to encourage more young people to join the housebuilding industry

Mark Roberts, site manager at a national housebuilder’s new development in Stadhampton, is urging more young people to work in the housebuilding industry after joining himself aged 17.

Becoming part of the Bovis Homes team in early 2019, initially as an assistant site manager, Mark soon progressed to the role of site manager at the Oxfordshire-based development.

A keen road cyclist, Mark began his career as a bricklayer’s labourer at the age of 17 and has now been working in construction for n... more

Image for Teenage bricklaying apprentice in Wellingborough looking to climb career ladder

A Wellingborough apprentice, who has urged more young people to get into the housebuilding industry, is already setting his sights on a management role at a national housebuilder.

Patrick Deloughery, 19, has started on the trainee assistant site manager (TASM) programme at Bovis Homes’ Wendelburie Rise location at Stanton Cross, after successfully completing a bricklaying apprenticeship.

Patrick, who recently won Regional Apprentice of the Year at Bovis Homes, praised the housebuilder for supporting him onto the industry-lead... more

Image for Former apprentice Ben is now the boss at Shrewsbury new-build location

A former apprentice, and life-long Wolves fan, has made the journey up the career ladder to become a site manager at a housebuilder’s flagship Shrewsbury location.

Ben Young, who also works on the turnstiles at Molineux, and hasn’t missed a home match in around 30 years, is now heading Bovis Homes’ Bowbrook Meadows development, off Mytton Oak Road.

The ex-apprentice electrician, from Wombourne, said his career path had given him a solid grounding for his new role, and urged others to take the appre... more

Image for Apprentices Jasmin and Lillie strive to cement a career at national housebuilder

Two apprentices developing their skills at a national housebuilder are urging other young people to take the same route as they look to cement their careers in the sector.

Jasmin Drummond, 17, and Lillie Pengelley, 19, are both undertaking business administration apprenticeships at Bovis Homes and hope to stay at the housebuilder after completing their courses.

Jasmin, based at Bovis Homes’ West Midlands regional office in Coleshill, and Lillie, located at the Northern Home Counties region in Milton Keynes, said that having a hunger to learn about the trade, customer service and digital tools was an important part o... more

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