Richmond construction company takes on apprentices

From left to right: Graeme Newton, managing director of Randall Orchard, son Toby Newton, trainee manager, Luca Sartini and Liam Miller

A Richmond construction company has taken on six new apprentices.

Randall Orchard Construction has appointed six apprentices to work across the different trades of the business.

Graeme Newton, managing director, is a former Richmond School pupil, and said he was delighted to be carrying on the tradition of employing students from his former school.

He has welcomed Luca Sartini as a joiner and Liam Millar as a bricklayer.

Graeme said: “As a company, we always turn to Richmond School and Sixth Form College each year for our next generation of employees as they form an intrinsic part of the company’s heritage.

“Randall Orchard, the company’s founder, was also an alumnus of Richmond School and in the 45 years since the company was formed countless students from the school have supported and enhanced the company’s reputation as a leading builder in the area.

“It is testament to the school that a third of our current workforce are former students.”

Luca Sartini said: “I am very proud to be joining such a reputable company who are so highly regarded in the region and have such a legacy of high standards.

“I am really impressed with the bespoke solutions they create and I am really looking forward to learning my trade. I am most appreciative to be given this opportunity and very grateful to the support I received from Ms Mannion and Miss Hamer.”

Liam Millar will be starting as a bricklaying apprentice.

He said: “I did a lot of research on building companies in the area and Randall Orchard really stood out to me for the wide range of projects that they work on, from new builds through to renovations and conversions.”

As well as Luca and Liam, the company are taking on four further apprentices who will be working as masons, joiners and groundworkers.