Miller Homes is continuing to support the next generation of construction professionals through its apprenticeship scheme.
In statistics from UCAS, over 22% of 18 year olds are now looking at higher or degree level apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional academic study, and Miller Homes Yorkshire is supporting the ongoing shift towards learn and earn opportunities in the construction sector.
Miller Homes currently has two apprentices in its Yorkshire region team, Aiesha Sheard, 19, and Danny Gaunt, 22, both of whom are beginning their careers in the commercial team.
“It is great to have apprentices in our business and for our team to be supporting them with their learning and career development,” said Justin Tranmere, Operations Director, Miller Homes Yorkshire. “Both Aiesha and Danny have already proved themselves to be great team players and have a real appetite to succeed in the roles they currently hold.”
Aiesha joined the business in June 2022 as a Commercial Trainee undertaking her studies at Leeds College of Building in Quantity Surveying. Danny has been employed as an Apprentice Commercial Surveyor for three years and is now in his final year studying a Chartered Surveying Degree at Sheffield Hallam University.
Aiesha and Danny believe that learning from experienced professionals helps them overcome any challenges and that being part of day-to-day office life in the Commercial Department has helped them build their knowledge.
“Both Danny and I are really enjoying being part of the Miller Homes team and to be beginning our careers by working and learning at the same time,” said Aiesha. “Apprenticeships show young people that there is a different way to achieve success rather than just academic and routes and it’s great to see more and more businesses offering them.”
Danny added; “Apprenticeships help so much when studying practical skills like quantity surveying and being able to see what you are learning put into practice immediately is so useful. It’s good to see that apprenticeships are proving successful for those where full-time university wasn’t suitable and shows that career success at a professional, high level can be achieved.”
Picture Caption: Miller Homes Yorkshire Apprentices Aiesha Sheard and Danny Gaunt