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AN ALTERNATIVE apprenticeship has been launched by a housebuilding company, specially designed to entice school-leavers into the industry.

Persimmon Homes will be starting its trainee scheme in September.

It sees trainees enter into sales and marketing for the first time at Persimmon’s regional head office in Fareham and they will work towards achieving NVQ or BTEC qualifications.

Andrew Golawski, managing director for Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: ‘The market, and our workforce, have changed significantly in recent months, and as a result we have identified areas of opportunity that would not have previously been considered as entry-level positions.

‘Sales and marketing is firmly under the company’s spotlight and critical to Persimmon’s ability to succeed in the current climate, which is why we are now looking at how we can recruit the best talent in this field as early as possible and help them develop their careers.’

Anyone who is looking to find out more about the scheme can do so by going to persimmonjobs.com.