Leading partnerships developer welcomes new trainees due to region’s growth

Pictured: Lovell's trainees and apprentices with training manager, Kelly Truman (left) and craft training supervisor, Dave Jones (right)
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Lovell has recently appointed a handful of 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 over 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 has recently joined the team as a trainee quantity surveyor after completing a week’s work experience with Lovell. Jack is on a part-time Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management at the University of Wolverhampton and will then go on to complete a degree in Quantity Surveying.

30-year-old Michael Quinlan from Solihull, who joined as a management trainee and recently promoted to trainee quantity surveyor, said: “Lovell is an excellent company to work for and the training we are provided with is second to none. 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.

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

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. He said: “The management trainee scheme at Lovell provides the opportunity to undertake a construction related degree whilst rotating around each department in the business, allowing us to find a role that we truly enjoy. After spending three months with the design and technical team, I knew that I wanted my role to progress within this team.”

Kelly Truman, regional training manager at Lovell, said: “I’m really impressed at how well the new members to our team have settled in and I hope that they all go on to have successful careers within the company, just as many of their colleagues have gone on to do.”

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.”

To find out more about Lovell visit www.lovell.co.uk.

Considering a career in construction? Go to http://morgansindallgroupcareers.com/lovell to find out more on opportunities with Lovell Homes.

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