A housebuilder which is currently working on a development in Royston has a number of apprenticeships available to students.

The Redrow South Midlands apprenticeship scheme will see successful students work at developments across the region, including Royston's Hedera Gardens.

The apprenticeships - announced ahead of National Apprenticeship Week this week - will allow students with a passion for construction to build their vocational skills, and will focus on different aspects of housebuilding, including bricklaying and carpentry.

Among the cohort this year is 20-year-old Tashai Simms, who is working towards completing a carpentery and joinery apprenticeship at Hedera Gardens.

Tashai said: "I wanted to choose a path outside of the ‘norm’ for women – breaking down the barriers and helping women to succeed in a male dominant industry drives me.


"I like to be very hands on and active, and I wanted to learn a new trade that will benefit me throughout my life.

"In ten years’ time, with all of my valuable experience acquired at Redrow, I hope to stay in the housebuilding industry and set up a construction company of my own."

Applications for the apprenticeship scheme are now open. To apply go to apply.redrowcareers.co.uk/vacancies.