Glen Hilton, 33, is a site manager at Linden Homes’ Meldon Fields development in Okehampton.
Glen joined the company 15 years ago as a carpentry apprentice, studying towards a HNC in Site Management at Plymouth City College and worked his way up to the position of site manager.
The company is committed to training hundreds of people under its Linden Homes National Apprentice Programme and currently supports 108 apprentices in the South West.
Glen, who lives in Plymouth, said: “My grandfather was a carpenter and my father was a project manager for a housing association so I was very keen to stay in the housebuilding industry.
“The apprenticeship scheme worked really well for me and enabled me to gain valuable work experience while studying. I continued to work with the company after my apprenticeship and progressed to the position of site manager shortly after. Linden Homes is very committed to its training programme and I would definitely recommend the scheme to anyone considering a career in construction.
“Getting a skill under your belt will set you up for life for a career in housebuilding, as it’s a great foundation from which to build upon. I still do some carpentry at home though – I’ll never forget my roots!”
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07 April 2015
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