Thursday 8th February 2024

Our South Wales team shines a light on its apprentices

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week (5th - 11th February) and our South Wales team has shone a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.


National Apprenticeship Week

Our South Wales team currently has 5 apprentices, who are all gaining valuable experience across its sites. The latest group of apprentices joined in September 2022 and are halfway through their 3 year City and Guilds Apprenticeship Course in Bricklaying at Bridgend College. 


To further celebrate our South Wales apprentices, we asked them how they feel about their apprenticeship and working with Taylor Wimpey.

South Wales apprentices

Sam Baker, currently working on our Gwel yr Ynys site in Sully, said: “I really enjoy working for Taylor Wimpey and feel that my apprenticeship is going well. I have gained some valuable skills and experiences. Following the new qualification makes me feel ready for life on a construction site.”


Fardeen Asseerdahy, who is also currently working on our Gwel yr Ynys site in Sully, said: “I feel I am learning so many aspects of bricklaying to a high standard. I am guided by site teams, sub-contractors and college tutors. Overall, I feel that I am having a good apprenticeship experience here at Taylor Wimpey. The college aspect helps me get ready for working life after gaining my qualification and growing my confidence.”


Sam Barrett, currently working on our Cwrt Sirhowy site in Blackwood, said: “I enjoy working for Taylor Wimpey, I feel the benefits of working for the company suits my work life balance. The apprenticeship is going well. I have gained valuable site experience working with two teams learning different techniques and skills along the way. I feel the qualification has helped me a lot in growing my confidence and feeling industry ready, learning practical tasks and theory.”


Honey Jenkins, who is also working on our Barcud Coch site and our only female apprentice, said: “Working for Taylor Wimpey is a great experience. The support I receive from Taylor Wimpey and Bridgend College is amazing. I feel that my apprenticeship is going well, and I enjoy being able to go on site every day and learn more skills working alongside the teams. It’s a new experience everyday while learning on the job. I feel very confident with the new qualifications as it is getting me industry ready.”


Dan Coen, who is also on our Barcud Coch site, said: “I am really enjoying working for Taylor Wimpey, I feel part of a team whether I am working for the gangs or with the site teams. The apprenticeship is gaining pace now that we are out on site with gangs and I feel fully supported and guided by the gangs and our Apprentice Manager. I find the theory and practical lessons are also helping me to learn all aspects of bricklaying, and enjoy being fully engaged in the lessons.”