Proud to kickstart careers in partnership with Ayrshire College

Date: Thursday 13 February 2020

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Our West Scotland team is proud to partner with Ayrshire College this year, offering courses in Bricklaying and Joinery which will launch as part of the Taylor Wimpey Training Academy in August 2020. 

The courses will help support talented individuals looking to enter the construction industry, with our team providing site visits and work experience on live developments in Ayrshire. Students will also have the opportunity to be in contact with members of the team, who will be able to give first hand advice and guidance. 

Brian Henderson, Production Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “Future-proofing our talent pool is very important if we are to continue to deliver the high-quality homes that our customers expect. Working closely with Ayrshire College means that we can ensure students are equipped with the skills that we need to drive our business - and the industry - forward. These two courses are a fantastic first step into both industries.” 

Carol Turnbull, Principal of Ayrshire College, visited our Princess Gate development in Troon this week to officially launch the courses and to talk to current apprentices. 

Carol said: “We’re working with industry professionals to offer courses that Taylor Wimpey know will suit them, and that they’ll recruit from. I think it’s a really exciting initiative and we want to do much more of that.” 

Cameron Bell, Head of Construction Technology, Trades, Motor Vehicle and Horticulture at Ayrshire College, added: “Ayrshire College is delighted to be entering this innovative and forward-looking partnership with Taylor Wimpey West Scotland. These courses demonstrate the commitment of both organisations to help young people develop the skills required for a successful career in a thriving business."