National Apprenticeship Week in England.
Householders are more likely to hire construction companies who train apprentices according to new research from the Federation of Master Builders.
The results show that nearly two thirds of home owners would have a more favourable impression of a construction firm knowing they train apprentices.
Half of home owners would be more likely to hire a building firm knowing they train apprentices.
More than two in five would be more likely to recommend a building firm based on the fact they train apprentices.
It would also appear to be in the best interests of construction companies if they highlighted their commitment to training apprentices, with almost two thirds of home backing the idea.
The findings of the study coincide with the first day of National Apprenticeship Week in England and are based on responses from 2,000 home owners across the UK.