A HOUSEBUILDER has recruited five new apprentices.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, which has the Vision scheme at Braithwaite and Hewenden Ridge in Cullingworth, has taken on three joiners and two bricklayers.

The quintet – Ryan Taylor, Elliott Sheard, Billy Nodder, George Stones and Will Ingleby – will combine onsite training with college studies.

Barratt, which includes the David Wilson Homes brand, has now hired more than 30 apprentices in the past decade.

Construction director Darren Johnson said: “We are very pleased to be welcoming five new apprentices to our sites this year.

“We are always happy to be able to offer more young people the opportunity to develop important skills by undertaking our industry-recognised scheme.”