Countryside is working in partnership with Denbre and Barnet College at Dollis Valley.
Currently we have two apprentice bricklayers, Isaac Din and Desmond Towner, working on Phase 1.

Speaking about how he became an apprentice, 21-year-old Desmond, comments “After finishing at Christ College in Finchley, I wanted to get started on a career, and knew that it had to be something hands-on. Being in an office all day never really appealed to me. I did very well with Applied Science at school, and started looking at motor mechanics and engineering, but it wasn’t quite right for me. Then I came across construction apprenticeships and bricklaying in particular really appealed to me. I’m now on my third Countryside development, working four days a week on site, and one day a week at Barnet College. I just a have a few months left until I am fully qualified, which is exciting.

“Of course, it’s a manual job, but I find it quite satisfying and motivating to look at your work at the end of the day, seeing what you have built, knowing that it is going to be part of someone’s home. I am looking forward to getting into full-time work in the summer and I think it’s a good career choice and I would recommend it to others. It will certainly help when I come to build my own extension one day!”

Working alongside Desmond is 22-year-old Issac Din, who is on his second Countryside development. Talking about his career choice, he comments: “I really enjoy the craftsmanship of what I am learning, and I believe that it is a solid career with great prospects in the house building sector. It’s not as easy as it looks, and I think there is definitely scope for me to progress and specialise within this field. I have been on-site for over ten months, and I am looking forward to completing my training and continuing my career. I’ve met some great people on-site, and we all work together really well.”

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Planning Submitted

The Dollis Valley planning application has now been submitted to Barnet Borough Council and all the documents are available to view online.

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