Peterborough developer’s skills pledge to staff

Karl Hick, chief executive of Larkfleet Homes.
Karl Hick, chief executive of Larkfleet Homes.
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A leading housebuilder is taking action to step up skills of workers in the industry.

Larkfleet Homes, of Bourne, and a sponsor of the Greater Peterborough University Technical College, has signed up to the Home Building Skills Pledge.

The pledge is a set of five key actions developed by the Home Builders Federation to solve a nationwide skills shortage.

Larkfleet’s chief executive, Karl Hick, said: “By signing up to the pledge we are committing Larkfleet Homes to recruit the best possible talent and to train people to the highest standards.

“By being proactive in terms of engaging staff, and by being inclusive and diverse in our recruitment, we will be able to future-proof our workforce to continue to deliver high quality new homes.

He added: “It is vital to nurture the future of the construction industry if we are to build the homes that the country needs.”

The Greater Peterborough University Technical College aims to give students hands-on and theoretical training for careers in the engineering and construction. sectors.