Yorkshire Times
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5:07 AM 7th January 2021

Scarborough Group Steps Up To The Challenge With Two New Apprentices

International property developer, Scarborough Group has taken on its first two apprentices as it looks to accelerate growth and continue its Keep Building ethos across its key Northern Powerhouse projects in Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester.

18-year-old Jasmine Pugh and 19-year-old Jake Hall have started a five-year-long Building Surveying apprenticeship with the company while studying a part-time Building Surveying degree at the University of Salford, with the aim of becoming qualified Project Managers and securing a permanent role within the rapidly-growing business.
Jasmine PughJasmine Pugh
Jake HallJake Hall

Over the course of her apprenticeship, Jasmine will primarily be working from the firm’s Manchester office, focusing on the rapidly-expanding Middlewood Locks development. Meanwhile Jake, who will be principally working from the firm’s Leeds office, will be focusing on its ground-breaking Yorkshire projects, which includes Thorpe Park in Leeds, Digital Campus in Sheffield and Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

The appointments follow Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s challenge to businesses across the North to step up and help revive the economy after the onslaught of coronavirus and reduce the number of unemployed 16-24 year olds by creating job opportunities for the young.

Paul Kelly, Development Director at Scarborough Group, said: “Jas and Jake join at an incredibly exciting time for Scarborough Group as we look to build on the positive momentum we have created over the last 12 months.

“As a business, we are passionate about creating high-value employment opportunities across the Northern Powerhouse and driving lasting positive change to the local communities within which we operate. These apprenticeships will create a route into the property industry at a grassroots level at a time when we all acknowledge that it will be the younger generation will suffer greatest from the impact of Covid-19 and the reduced employment opportunities that will flow into the coming years.”