Homebuilder helps create workforce

Miller Homes' Dylan Mason, Callum Dennison, operations director Patrick Arkle and Reegan Chivers.
Miller Homes' Dylan Mason, Callum Dennison, operations director Patrick Arkle and Reegan Chivers.

A house builder is helping to future-proof its workforce and give the region’s young talent their first step on the career ladder.

The six new apprentices will be based across Miller Homes’ North East developments and at its head office in North Shields, gaining vital work experience and training.

Gaining on-site experience are apprentice joiners Reegan Chivers, 19 from Bedlington, based at Portland Wynd in Northumberland, Dylan Mason, 17 from Killingworth, based at Wheatfields in Seaton Delaval, and Callum Dennison, 17 from Hartlepool, based in Middlesbrough.

Also joining the team is apprentice civil engineer Owen Rogers, 17 from Gateshead, apprentice business administrator Harley Bullock-Brash, 17 from South Shields, and apprentice quantity surveyor Steven Robson, 17 from Wallsend.

Over the next two years the apprentices will combine practical work and training with college studies, resulting in a recognised qualification and potential full time job offer.

Patrick Arkle, Miller Homes North East’s operations director, said: “As part of The Miller Difference we strive to develop employment opportunities in the locations where we are building communities and highly value the importance of offering that first step on the career ladder to aspiring youngsters.

“We’re really keen to grow our talent from within, with many of our team having joined us as apprentices, developing their skills alongside the business’ development.”