Apprenticeship success: Poppy and Leland’s remarkable achievement

We are celebrating the achievements of two of our apprentices, Poppy Ludgate and Leland Moore, who have completed their apprenticeship programmes months ahead of schedule. The impressive achievement is a testament to their commitment to learning and the quality of training that we offer. 

Poppy Ludgate, who has been attending Peterborough College, joined us in 2022 as a carpentry apprentice. She has been honing her skills under the guidance of the group’s central region, working on our developments in Cambridgeshire, including the Manning Road development in Bourne.  

Poppy is currently shadowing some senior roles to gain additional perspectives and insights before concluding her apprenticeship. Sharing her positive experience of the programme, Poppy said: “I have really enjoyed my time here. It has been great to learn whilst also being ‘hands-on’ and putting into practice what I’ve been shown, as well as mixing with all the people on site and understanding how the different trades rely on each other.” 

Leland Moore, another carpentry apprentice, has been based at our ‘Harriers Rest’ development in Wittering, Cambridgeshire. Leland, who was shortlisted as ‘Construction Apprentice of the Year’ at the 2023 Peterborough Telegraph Apprenticeship Awards, has also completed his course months ahead of schedule. 

Reflecting on his achievement, Leland said: “Finishing my apprenticeship early feels amazing and I’d like to extend my thanks to Allison Homes for the support and guidance they’ve given me. I’m very grateful for the chances I’ve had here and I’d love to come back one day, after I’ve gained more experience and skills.” 

John Anderson, CEO of Allison Homes, expressed his pride and optimism for their futures, saying: “We are immensely proud of Poppy and Leland’s accomplishment. With such promising starts to their careers, we look forward to the possibility of them returning to Allison Homes one day, in site manager positions or similar.” 

We have a history of nurturing talent, enjoying a long-standing partnership with Stamford and Peterborough Colleges (both part of the Inspire Education Group). This year, we have 13 apprentices, including three first-year apprentices specialising in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, and customer care, as well as ten second-year apprentices who are focusing on bricklaying and carpentry and joinery. 

“Our apprenticeship programme is a significant investment in the future and one that we are wholly committed to. We believe in empowering our apprentices to become skilled tradespeople who will benefit not only Allison Homes, but the entire construction sector in the future” John added.  

“It’s been a delight to see our apprentices flourish during their time with us, developing the skills necessary to succeed as highly capable and dedicated tradespeople.” he concluded. 

The success highlights the vital role of apprenticeship programmes in shaping a skilled and prosperous future for the construction industry and the future certainly looks bright for Poppy and Leland.