Building for the future

In a bid to address the roofing industry skills shortage, Bracknell Roofing has appointed another apprentice. This takes the total number of apprentices and trainees to eight.

The company –has appointed 18-year-old Harvey Jellyman as a contracts apprentice based at its head office in Burton-upon-Trent. He joins the team headed up by branch manager, Ian Bladon.

The vacancy was created after 20-year-old Angus Blair-Park completed his apprenticeship and is now training to become a quantity surveyor.

Divisional Director Simon Smith said: “We are particularly delighted by Harvey’s appointment as the vacancy arose because another young person who joined us from school has completed an apprenticeship and is ready to take the next step in their career development with Bracknell Roofing,” he said.

“Our training model is really coming to fruition, and having a pipeline of talent not only serves to benefit our business in the future but also sends out a strong signal to other young people that Bracknell Roofing can offer attractive career prospects in an industry that has real longevity.”

“We have been impressed by Harvey’s enthusiasm, and he is showing early promise.”

Harvey’s apprenticeship is for two years, and he will also study at a local college one day per week.