Property Development Promoting Training to Apprentices Through National Apprenticeship Week

Countryside, the property development has been promoting the training of apprentices through National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from 6th-10th March. Apprenticeships offer the ability to gain experience and earn money while training. Celebrating apprenticeships is a way of promoting an opportunity to build a successful career regardless of background, and providing diversity to the workforce.

Countryside is a leading company that focuses on UK home building. With a main specialism of urban regeneration, Countryside aim to provide private properties and developments in partnership with both urban projects and public sector land.

Countryside has used Apprentices since the 1990s and has successfully supported over 300 apprentices as they developed the skills and experience required for a career in the house building industry. One of Countryside’s apprentices is the Ealing Apprentice of the year 2016, Supanja Davies, who is currently working as a trainee site manager at Action Gardens. The Action Gardens is an enormous 52-acre site situated in South Acton. The project is creating over 2500 new homes, generating a new community and valued at £600 million. This modern development will be divided in to four separate quarters and will also include tree lined streets, parks and open green spaces as well as amenities to make the site a hit for those looking for an urban home. One bed apartments are due to be put on the market for upwards of £470,000, with three bed penthouses being sold from £745,000. The Government’s Help to Buy scheme will also be available for some of these properties. The development has the potential to be very lucrative.

Davies, raised in Thailand, began her career in construction after growing up alongside the industry. Her family owned their own brick factory, and her intention to work within a similar sector followed her when Supanja moved to the UK to study and work.


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