HIGH-FLYING trainees at a house-building company reached new heights with a surprise helicopter ride over developments in King’s Stanley and around Gloucestershire.

Lioncourt Homes trainees flew in a helicopter over the housebuilder’s developments at Bentham Green, Bentham and Cotswold View, and King’s Stanley.

The adventure was the climax of a development day to launch the company’s new training initiative The Sky’s the Limit.

This aims to provide a platform for trainees to discuss their career, how they would like to progress and gain more of an understanding of the wider business.

Colin Cole, chief executive of Lioncourt Homes said he was excited to see where his trainees may end up.

“It is extremely important to us to invest in our trainees and ensure that we put development plans in place, both academic and on the job training, to help them fulfil their career aspirations,” he said.

“I am delighted that we have launched The Sky’s the Limit and I am very excited to see what the future holds for the young people within the business.”

The day was deemed a great success with the participants really fired up for their return to work after a thought-provoking and morale-boosting day, as well as such an exhilarating finish.

Lioncourt, based in Worcester, has sites throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire, the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.