We employ six apprentices across the North Yorkshire region, allowing budding tradespeople to step onto the career ladder and learn key skills in carpentry, bricklaying, scaffolding, or painting and decorating.
We spoke to our apprentices about their journey with us.
“I have always been a hands-on person rather than academic and always enjoyed woodwork and engineering in school. I chose to take on an apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey as I knew I would get a variety of skills and knowledge by working with them. I have been incredibly supported by my site team and mentors so far and I am looking forward to completing the rest of my journey.” Simon Jennett, (NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery)
“The construction industry has always caught my eye as I enjoy working outdoors. I chose a Taylor Wimpey apprenticeship as I have family that previously worked for the company and I heard that it was a good place to start my career.” Harry Peters (NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery)
Bradley Robinson who has undertaken an NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery explains what sparked his passion for the industry.
“I always had a passion for joinery since carrying out work for my grandad where I built planters and boards. I chose an apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey after they were recommended by a number of family and friends who had a great experience working with the company. My experience as an apprentice has been very enjoyable - my mentors have been supportive, patient and have given me the correct skills to be an excellent joiner.”
Lewis Johnson who is currently completing an NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery explains why he chose an apprenticeship with us.
“I chose an apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey because they are a successful company and I wanted to learn from the best. I opted for the apprenticeship route instead of going to college as I wanted to gain valuable site experience compared to being in a workshop all day.”
“Since joining the Taylor Wimpey team, I’ve had a brilliant experience and have received excellent support from my mentors. I’ve learnt first, second and final fixes, joists, roof and have experienced working on traditional and timber frames sites. My communication skills have also improved through working with different team members in various trades."
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), which took place between the 5th and 11th February 2024 is now in its 17th year and is a chance for the education and skills sector to come together and celebrate the value, benefit and opportunity apprenticeships bring.
To find out more about Taylor Wimpey’s apprenticeships please visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/careers.