Apprenticeships and unconventional roles

As part of our Attract campaign, this February we will be profiling apprenticeships, graduate schemes and traineeships within the home building industry. Home building is not just about building homes, there are many different careers available that could be right up your street.

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Jack - Vistry Group

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"Apprenticeships give you a nationally recognised industry qualification which provides lots of pathways to progress your career". Jack is an Apprentice Technical Coordinator at Vistry Group read more about his journey, here.

Barratt Developments Degree Apprenticeships


Read Stefanie's blog on degree apprenticeships, what they are all about and how they can help you in your career. 

Wada - Taylor Wimpey


"The versatility and depth of skills required for land is what makes my job exciting every day". Read Wada's full story here.

Ian and George - Vistry Group


A former carpentry apprentice who worked his way up to be site manager at a national housebuilder’s new Pinhoe location has inspired his son to take the same route – and wants other youngsters to follow suit. To read the full story, click here.

Kris - NHBC/ Countryside


24 year-old Kris, started his apprenticeship with Countryside on their 115-plot site in Blackthorn, Northampton. He was part of NHBC's first ever apprenticeship scheme, designed with industry-leading employers to reflect their specific needs. To find out more about the scheme click here.

Ryan - Miller Homes


"I have made a lot of friends over the last few years who have made the course enjoyable, while also teaching me all the different aspects of the housebuilding industry." Read Ryan's interview here. 

Chloe - St Modwen


Chloe joined St Modwen as a cleaner, now she is an an apprentice. "My perception before this job was that apprenticeships are only for young people. Never let your first impressions of a career get in the way of an opportunity". Find out more here.

Hannah - Barratt Developments


"I've built great working relationships with those on site and i'm constantly developing my practical skills". Find out why Hannah decided an apprenticeship was right for her here. 

St Modwen Homes launches Sales Executive Apprenticeship


St. Modwen Homes has launched a dedicated apprenticeship programme to further enhance the skills of its sales consultants and elevate its award-winning customer service.

The apprenticeship provides St. Modwen Homes’ site-based, digital and trainee sales consultants with the opportunity to develop their skills while securing an industry-recognised qualification. To learn more,click here.

Apprenticeships changing lives - Persimmon Homes

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"I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone leaving school who enjoys a hands-on job. As well as learning a trade and gaining qualifications, if you are willing to work hard, then careers in construction are well paid and I was able to purchase my first home at just 20-years-old."

Find out more about how apprenticeships can be live changing here.

Dennis - Barratt Developments


"No day is the same on site and you never know what’s going to come through the door". Find out more about why Dennis decided an apprenticeship was right for him, click here.

Ellie - Vistry Group

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"My advice would be to make sure that as well as wanting to work, you are still motivated to study. [An] apprenticeship gives real life examples of the topics you are studying." Find out more about why Ellie decided to choose an apprenticeship in quantity surveying, click here.

Lauren - McCarthy Stone


McCarthy Stone has over 100 apprentices on programmes in its Construction, Commercial, Development teams, support functions and within our services business. Read an interview with Commercial Administrator, Lauren Smith on her experience as one of the first graduates from McCarthyStone's surveying pathway, here.


Rayyan - Vistry Partnerships

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"Construction is a great industry as a career. It is a fast-paced industry where each day is different." Rayyan is undertaking a degree apprenticeship with Vistry Partnerships to find out more about his role and what inspires him, click here.

James - Story Homes


"Accountancy isn’t just about number crunching. It involves analysis and forecasting for the future therefore giving a variation in the job as there are always different things happening..." Read James interview about being a Finance Apprentice here.

Charlotte - Fairgrove Homes


"I enjoy meeting visitors on site the most because it’s a sociable part of the job and you get to understand what people do and don’t like about the properties." Read Charlotte's story on why an apprenticeship was right for her here.

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