Buildroute Apprentice Success!

Apprentices are making their mark for Buildroute.



Apprentice Names: Isaac Richardson, Ben Kay, Lewis Duncan and Jamie Guthrie

Apprentice Trades: Bricklaying

Area: Homegroup site, Harrogate

Host Organisation: United Living

College: Leeds College of Building

Four new Bricklaying apprentices have recently been recruited to work on the United Living Site in Harrogate, each bringing a unique set of abilities and attributes to the table. Our team of apprentices are aged between 16 and 18 years and have shown they’re eager to get started with their apprenticeships, gaining skills and experience alongside their qualifications to begin their Bricklaying careers.

So far, our apprentices have been getting stuck-in with a variety of bricklaying tasks including; cutting blocks with hand tools, laying 100ml blocks, trowel work, spreading the bed and pointing work.  Apprentices have also been loading and stacking bricks and getting mortar on to the blocks, keeping work areas clear and tidy all while adhering to site Health & Safety procedures.   

D.Cartwright (Line Manager, Buildroute): ‘’Jamie has shown a great willingness to learn on site and initiative, even though it’s only been two weeks. Lewis has immediately settled in as part of the team and on first impressions seems eager to learn. Isaac already seems settled into life as a bricklayer and Ben has settled in very well, he has bonded with his squad and has even been offering beam filling advice to other apprentices’’.

Tracy Worsnop (Development Coach, EN:Able Futures) ‘’Our fabulous 4 bricklaying apprentices are working hard on site thought a difficult time with the Covid pandemic, all are keen to learn and have settled into site life working within their ‘ bricklaying gang bubbles’  developing skills and learning a trade for life from experienced workers at Buildroute.  They are already an invaluable part of the team helping to build high quality new homes in Harrogate.’’

If you’re an organisation looking to recruit an apprentice, contact Nicky today on If you’re an aspiring apprentice, visit our recruitment page for more info.

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Written by EN:Able Futures