Cabinet minister Elizabeth Truss MP joined Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice to find out about training and job opportunities at our Home @ Heartlands development in Cornwall.
Our South West team gave the two VIPs a guided tour of the new homes ahead of National Apprenticeship Week on March 9th-13th. They discussed issues including apprenticeships, skills, Help to Buy and the use of local firms and labour.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the local MP also spoke to bricklaying apprentice Paul White and Danielle Bush, who now works for us after qualifying with an apprenticeship in business administration.
We’re committed to training hundreds of people under our Linden Homes National Apprentice Programme. Our South West region currently supports 108 apprentices, including 10 among the 60 local people on site each day at Home @ Heartlands.
Elizabeth Truss said: “It’s great to see how enthusiastic Linden Homes is when it comes to apprenticeships and that local labour and materials were sourced wherever possible.”
George Eustice added: “I have visited Home @ Heartlands before; it’s fascinating to see it taking shape and I love the innovative marketing suite where you can clearly see the energy efficient features.”
Linden Homes has contributed over £12.8 million towards outdoor open areas throughout the UK since 2010.
Our insulation process includes blowing insulation into cavity walls, which means our homes are better insulated because there are less air gaps.