Young people from the National Construction Academy — part of Derby-based Bondholder 3aaa — are to help build the first nine houses on a brownfield site in the region.
Working alongside professionals from Bondholder Hodgkinson Builders, the young people shall study a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme at the NCA Derby Academy and develop their careers with Hodgkinson and other local employers.
Ian Hogkinson, Managing Director of Hodgkinson Builders, said: "We hope that the development of new houses, constructed with the help of the apprentices, will help not only families, but also people looking for their first starter home in the area. It is great to have apprentices learning their trade on site and playing an integral role in the building of this development."
Construction work is expected to take around a year and the finished development will consist of 21 houses — a mix of two and three bedroom homes — across a 1.5 acre site.