Countryside Launch Apprenticeship Scheme For Trainee Managers

Keen to support the development of its workforce and encourage young people into the construction industry, Brentwood based home builder Countryside, in partnership with Ixion Holdings (part of Anglia Ruskin University), has launched a new Trainee Management Scheme, and is encouraging all interested candidates to apply.

Supporting the Government’s pledge to increase the number of apprenticeship starts to three million by 2020 and the demand from the Construction Industry Training Board for more apprenticeships to support the 2.5% annual increase in construction levels over the next five years, these new roles demonstrate Countryside’s commitment to training the next generation.

Starting in January 2017, there are three new job roles available, with nine positions in total. Based in Brentwood, London and Sevenoaks, the roles are in construction management, surveying and technical. The apprentices will work in a Trainee Assistant Manager capacity on an exciting range of projects being undertaken by Countryside and they will provide day-to-day co-ordination and programme support to managers and directors.

Countryside has championed apprenticeships as part of its workforce development since the early 1990’s and has supported over 300 apprentices in that time.

Graham Cherry, CEO of New Homes and Communities at Countryside comments:

We are delighted to launch the new apprenticeship scheme at Countryside for trainee managers, as we recognise the great value and importance of bringing young people into the construction industry to help build our business and the new homes that the country needs.

With an exciting range of residential developments across London, the South East and North West, Countryside is a leading UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration.

For more information about the initiative and the jobs opportunities currently available see our webpage

To apply for one of the apprenticeships available, prospective candidates should send a covering letter and their CV to or for more information visit