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Apprentice carpenter Toby Bond ‘loves the variety’

Earning and learning: as well as college Toby Bond works on site four days a week

Earning and learning: as well as college Toby Bond works on site four days a week

More than 100 apprentices are being supported in our South West region – including 16-year-old Toby Bond at our White Rock development in Paignton, Devon.

Toby has been an apprentice for seven months and works on site four days a week, as well as attending South Devon College on a day release basis. He is working towards a NVQ2 in Site Carpentry which can be extended beyond two years into a NVQ3.

Toby lives in Ivybridge and commutes to work each day on the bus. We’re committed to training hundreds of people under our Linden Homes National Apprentice Programme and are currently supporting 108 apprentices in the South West.

Toby said: “When I was at school I loved woodwork and knew straight away that it was something I wanted to do as a career. My dad is a self-employed builder and I’ve helped him out at the weekends and really enjoyed it so I knew what to expect.

“I love the variety the job provides; one minute you’re building a staircase, the next minute you’re installing a kitchen – it’s really interesting and I can’t wait to learn how to build a roof.

“I’d definitely recommend going down the apprenticeship path, there’s a great team on site and I love that I’m earning and learning at the same time.”

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