New training hub in Cambridge to focus on bricklaying apprenticeships

The training hub is set up as a truetolife building site and offers accelerated learning

NHBC, a new home warranty and insurance provider, has unveiled its latest training hub for producing the next generation of skilled house builders in the East of England. 

Training more than 100 apprentices a year, with an initial focus on bricklaying, the purpose-built facility situated next to Histon Football Club in Cambridge will provide apprentices with a realistic working environment. 

This hub is the third dedicated training facility built by NHBC and forms part of its ongoing commitment to support the next generation of house builders.   

Already proving popular with school leavers, career changers, and women wanting to work in construction, the scheme will train apprentices all year round with numerous cohort intakes throughout the year.  

Jennifer Kehoe, 41, has swapped a career in the police to take up a level 2 bricklaying NVQ apprenticeship through NHBC. 

Jennifer said: “There’s a perception that apprenticeships are only for school leavers. I thought if I’m going to do an apprenticeship, I want to do the most challenging trade and at the same time be a pioneer to break the stereotype of women being brickies and working in construction.”  

Since NHBC became a registered apprenticeship provider in 2020, 347 apprentices have progressed through its bricklaying and construction site supervisor programmes. 

Learn more about the apprenticeships that will be available at the new training hub in Cambridge on NHBC’s website. 

Image source: NHBC 
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