Ploughcroft Eco-Roofing launches teen apprentice recruitment drive

Brighouse-based energy efficiency specialist, Ploughcroft Eco-Roof, is further underlining its commitment towards grass roots construction skills in the region, as it launches a drive to recruit ten new apprentices for 2015.

The announcement follows a record-breaking year for Ploughcroft that has seen the company grow by more than 50% in the last 12-months.

Successful candidates will be enrolled on Ploughcroft’s Eco-Roof and Eco-Wall Apprenticeship Scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, offering unique insight into the booming energy efficiency sector.

As part of a two-year apprenticeship, the course will offer a mix of on-the-job training and classroom-based learning which will cover traditional roofing, as well as a wide range of cutting-edge, energy-efficient construction techniques.

Apprentices will undertake a foundation slating and tiling course through the long-established Leeds College of Building, while Ploughcroft will deliver the Eco-Roof and Eco-Wall element of the course on-site, teaching heat loss, U-values and thermal efficiencies.

To help in its search, Ploughcroft will be holding a special Apprentice Open Day event at its Brighouse offices on Friday 1 May between 9am and noon, offering potential candidates the opportunity to find out more about the company, meet the team and learn about the course itself.

Chris Hopkins, managing director at Ploughcroft Eco-Roof, said: “Homeowners are becoming a lot savvier when it comes to energy efficiency home improvements and are now prepared to properly invest in measures to stop heat leaking out of their homes, and their bills literally going through the roof.

“For Ploughcroft, that means we have experienced significant growth in recent months and we’re thrilled to be expanding and creating new jobs in the local community.

“By nurturing grass roots talent, and providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary, we can ensure that our industry continues to grow and develop, ready to face the challenges of the future.”

This year has already included a number of new hires for Ploughcroft, including the addition of Marketing and Business Development Executive, Daniel Cawdron, in January.

For more information about the new Apprenticeship Scheme, contact Ploughcroft on 01484 72 33 44 or email

Chris Hopkins, managing director at Ploughcroft Eco-Roof, with his team

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