Property news: Redrow chairman visits his apprentices

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THREE apprentices had the opportunity to learn from the top when they were visited by the chairman of Redrow.

Steve Morgan took time out from his site visits to catch up with Josh Hulls, Tim Mills and Asim Hussain, who are all at different stages of their training. The Redrow boss started the firm aged 21 with a £5,000 loan from his dad, after working his way up from a labourer to a site engineer of a building site.

Mr Hulls, 19, from Selby, who is just completing his first year as a joinery apprentice, was delighted to meet the boss.

He said: “It was great to have the opportunity to meet him face to face as he is an inspiration. He’s an example of how you can start from the bottom and work your way up.

“I have had a brilliant first year as an apprentice learning the ropes and I’d eventually like to go into management. Since I started with Redrow last year I have had so much encouragement.”

Mr Mills, 20, from Pontefract, was Redrow’s Yorkshire apprentice of the year in 2015. He is coming to the end of a three year brick laying apprenticeship and hopes to continue working on Redrow sites on a self-employed basis.

He said: “Learning on the job has meant I have had the best of both worlds. I have been earning a salary, which is an obvious bonus, and, crucially, I have had hands-on experience.”

Mr Morgan also met Mr Hussain, 19, from Wakefield, who is coming to the end of his second year joinery apprentice.

Redrow will take on a record 100 trade apprentices this year as it continues to grow.

Visit www.redrowcareers.co.uk for more information.