Date: Tuesday 09 June 2015
First year apprentice bricklayer Jed Smith – who works at our Cameron Gardens development in Bilston, Midlothian – has scooped first place in the Skillbuild 2015 competition.
Jed (20) is one of two young apprentices that secured a four-year Modern Day Apprenticeship following his participation in the ‘Get into Home Building’ pilot programme that ran at Edinburgh College in August last year.
‘Get into Home Building’ is a partnership between Homes for Scotland, The Prince’s Trust and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), and it is designed to help unemployed young people into careers in the homebuilding industry. This successful programme will be repeated again this year, and we have confirmed our participation.
SkillBuild has been run by CITB for over 45 years and sees the very best in construction talent compete against each other to be crowned the SkillBuild winner in their chosen trade.
Jed is really enjoying his training and apprenticeship as he works towards gaining his SVQ L3 in Bricklaying.
He says: “I’m really delighted to have won this award. I’ve always been around the construction industry but it’s exciting to know that I’m now part of it!
“Having my apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey is such an amazing opportunity, and I’m looking forward to progressing to the next level with my trade.”
Steven Laurie, Production Director for East Scotland, says: “We’re delighted to see first-hand the very high standard of work that Jed produces for us here in the region, and we’re thrilled that he’s won this external award and recognition for his talent.”
Cameron Gardens offers a choice of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.