Date: Thursday 12 February 2015
Taylor Wimpey Bristol has been named Employer of the Year for the third year running by local training and development partnership On Site Bristol.
We scooped the coveted prize in the large developer category in recognition of our continuing commitment to supporting young apprentices across a variety of trades, many of whom go on to enjoy successful careers in the housebuilding industry.
On Site Bristol is a not-for-profit organisation led by Bristol City Council which helps young people to find jobs and training in construction, and its annual awards celebrate the achievements of successful apprentices and the firms who employ them.
As well as bagging the Employer of the Year award, a number of our apprentices were nominated for individual prizes, with 19-year-old Tom Young – who is based at The Meadows development in Keynsham, Bristol – winning the Bricklayer Apprentice of the Year award.
Other nominees included apprentice carpenters Conner Hamer, Macauley Parsons and Tom Gazzard.
Pete Donnachie, Production Manager for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, said he was delighted with the latest awards successes.
He says: “It was a great pleasure for everyone here at Taylor Wimpey to be named Employer of the Year for the third time in successive years – and we’re particularly delighted for the apprentices who were nominated for individual awards.
“We have seven trade apprentices currently working with us and all are doing well at their respective development sites across the region.
“We’re totally committed to bringing new talent into the construction industry, and we can offer all the training, development and support our apprentices need to progress their careers as far as they want to take them.
“A number of our previous apprentices are enjoying continuing success with Taylor Wimpey, including Darryl Forbes, who is now a trainee assistant site manager at The Meadows development in Keynsham, and Elizabeth Hassett, who is an apprentice site manager at Lyde Green in Emersons Green.
“We hope this will encourage even more young people to choose careers in construction and we look forward to helping them on the road to success in the future.”