Building firm Lovell appoints new trainees and apprentices

SGB 1631 – Lovell’s trainees and apprentices pictured with training manager, Kelly Truman (left) and craft training supervisor Dave Jones (right)

Building company Lovell has recently appointed new trainees and apprentices to its Midlands region based in Quinton, as it continues to meet demand for new homes in the area.

The new appointments include three trade apprentices, a trainee quantity surveyor and a management trainee, all of which are hoping to forge successful careers in construction.

2019 was a successful year for Lovell in the Midlands, with more than 300 homes built across the region and a current forward order book and regeneration and development pipeline at £225 million.

The company is currently building homes in Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.

Jack Burns, 18, from Brewood joined the team as a trainee quantity surveyor after completing a week’s work experience with Lovell.

30-year-old Michael Quinlan from Solihull, who joined as a management trainee and recently promoted to trainee quantity surveyor, said: “I enjoy the responsibility that comes with my role and I feel a huge sense of achievement when I am able to resolve a complex issue.”

Lovell has also welcomed three new trade apprentices to its upcoming Saints Quarter development in Wolverhampton; Ryan Cresswell, 17; Devante Porteous-Gordon, 18; and Conor Watts, 17.

Conor, from Halesowen, is currently studying one day per week towards a Level 2 Carpentry course at Walsall College, whilst Ryan, from Wolverhampton, and Devante, from West Brom, are both working towards a Level 2 qualification in Bricklaying also at Walsall College.

Recently joining the region’s head office as management trainee is Matthew Tompkins-Hall, 22, from Shirley. Matthew will be working towards Level 4 and 5 qualifications in Construction Management and the Built Environment and will attend the University of Wolverhampton weekly for two years.

Joshua Ball, 25, from Tamworth, joined the region as a management trainee over two years ago and has recently had the opportunity to develop his job role, now working as a trainee urban designer.

Stuart Penn, regional managing director at Lovell, said: “It’s very important to Lovell to invest in developing raw talent and that’s why we’re very keen on funding an education for our trainees and apprentices. We also value the importance of having a team of diverse and talented individuals and love being able to give young people the opportunity to flourish within the industry.”