Apprentices are building a secure future

David Wilson apprentices
David Wilson apprentices

Two teenagers from Rushden and Woodford are laying the foundations for careers in the construction trade after being appointed to the David Wilson Homes Apprenticeship programme.

Jack Livingstone, from Rushden, and Daniel Jackson, from Woodford, were visited by David Way, the chief execuive officer of the National Apprenticeship Service, recently and showed him the kind of activities apprentices complete on a daily basis.

Recently named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer at the National Apprenticeship Awards, David Wilson Homes, which is part of Barratt Developments, is dedicated to supporting the career progression of its employees and has recruited 186 trade apprentices in the last three years. The group plans to take on another 80 apprentices across the country this year.

Jack and Daniel are learning on the job as well as undertaking different courses at Moulton College.

Daniel said: “I think David Wilson Homes is a great company to work for and I have learnt an incredible amount since starting my apprenticeship in 2010.”

Jack said: “I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship with David Wilson Homes and I really like working on a busy site. It’s great to be able to work with experienced tradespeople who help you to build confidence in what you are doing.

“Working as an apprentice for David Wilson Homes isn’t simply a job, it’s a career and there are plenty opportunities for progression.”

Managing director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, Chris Hatfield, commented: “Apprentices are a vital part of our business and we pride ourselves on the level of investment we make every year to ensure that talent is developed and valued.”

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