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2017 intake of M&U apprentices

21 November 2017, York – Mitchell & Urwin Stone & Brickwork, a family-run Yorkshire-based building company working for the UK’s largest house builders, has beaten over 4,000 other construction businesses across the UK to win the CITB Apprentice SME Employer Award 2017.

The award, presented by BBC’s Steph McGovern in London on November 9th, recognises the exceptional efforts the company has made in recruiting and training fresh talent into the building profession to help plug the skills gap.

Mitchell & Urwin has invested significantly in its Apprentice Academy by taking on 49 apprentices in the last three years. This means 25% of its bricklaying workforce are apprentices, while 10% of the site workforce act as mentors to the young recruits after receiving CITB training on how on to coach and inspire young people. The company has appointed an Academy HR Manager to oversee the...

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